Pasadena is a remarkable city with a storied history. Home of Jackie Robinson and the Tournament of Roses Parade. But all is not well in the City of Roses. As a candidate for Pasadena City Council District 6 I am committed to the following:
Homelessness and affordable housing
Pasadena has made progress on homelessness but there is a great deal more to be done. The cost of housing continues to rise faster than wages and there remain very few protections for tenants. Policies like rent control and just cause eviction protections are important homelessness prevention measures.
Restoring the 710 corridor
Multiple issues remain to be decided regarding how to use the CalTrans property formerly held for the now defunct 710 freeway extension, including the 710 stub. A serious community based process is essential.
High Quality Education
Pasadena has remarkable public schools and one of the best community colleges in the state of California. I will ensure that that our prized educational resources have the funding they need so we can build on the excellent work we have already accomplished.
There continues to be a need for community-led process of reform and oversight of the Pasadena Police Department, especially with regards to Use of Force policies of the Pasadena Police Department.
The Arroyo Seco
Amidst the competing demands on the Arroyo Seco and the Rose Bowl, the preservation of the natural environment and local residents’ needs must be prioritized.