I’m running for City Council to make the promise of Palo Alto available for everyone in our community. We must listen to our residents and fight for solutions for Palo Alto. I bring proven leadership experience at City Hall, strong communication and budget management skills, and the resourcefulness needed to advance our community’s goals.
As a resident, and as a council member, I champion immediate action to support the resilience and basic dignity of our community members as Palo Alto strives to emerge from this pandemic safely and quickly. We must also support the local economy with programs for businesses and employees.
Acting on climate, housing, and transportation is an excellent way to provide well-paying jobs, future proof our workforce, protect us from climate change, and help Palo Alto adapt to climate change.
As a council member, I will push the city to meet the goals set in the Sustainability and Climate Action Plan. The moment demands urgent, bold action and experienced leadership. I’ve studied these tough issues and identified areas of opportunity for immediate action in my work on the Planning and Transportation Commission.
I pledge to make the necessary changes to modernize our city and end structural racism. At a Black Lives Matter protest this June, I heard Black neighbors share painful aspects of their Palo Alto experience, and it broke my heart. Many of our neighbors cheered as racist statues were being toppled from Virginia to Coit Tower, yet we have been silent and still when it comes to toppling racist statutes here in our city. We can and must do better.
In addition to improving our diversity, equity, and inclusion, and rethinking public safety, we have more structural improvements we can make at City Hall, including infrastructure updates throughout the city and making Palo Alto the best city to work for in the Bay Area.