For Santa Cruz City Councilmember
Occupation: Environmental Internship Coordinator Age: 58
What really matters to Santa Cruz? Preserving the beauty of our town, while keeping it accessible.
I’m running for council to nurture the life and environment that Santa Cruz values most: protecting our green spaces, sustaining our water supply, supporting community gardens, strengthening public transit, and creating good-paying jobs and affordable housing to protect our most vulnerable residents.
We can do this while maintaining the integrity of all neighborhoods, west and east of the river. To achieve these goals, we must bring openness back into the city council chambers. The public’s business must be done in public, not behind closed doors.
As an internship coordinator, I’ve helped thousands of students connect with environmental service. They reflect the energy and expertise available in our community. As a Santa Cruz councilmember and mayor over a decade ago, I witnessed commissions and committees meeting regularly and engaging in open decision-making. Together, we restored our urban river, with local business we rebuilt the Del Mar Theater, and we included truly affordable housing at the Tannery Arts Center. We can do more. Working together, great things are possible. Si se puede.
I respectfully ask for your vote on November 8.