We must ensure that our police, fire and public works departments have adequate resources to keep up with our growing population. Without them it is impossible to assure a safe city. I will:
Sustain our first responders
Share in the responsibility
My approach as a fiscal conservative is always to stay within our means and keep fees low. I will:
Be a wise steward of taxpayers’ money.
Provide independent community oversight and accountability with ethical behavior
Give an honest explanation on service limits and what it truly costs to keep our city running strong
I will fight for local control in response to state mandates. As your Mayor, I will listen to you first, because Orange knows our community better than Sacramento!
Because safe neighborhoods are my top priority, I will encourage outreach programs to encourage neighborhood pride and team clean-up efforts, protect quality of life, repair streets and sidewalks, find traffic solutions, support development that respects its neighbors, and build up our community through shared experiences and common values. I will:
Persist in addressing homelessness
Strengthen code enforcement operations
Celebrate achievements with public awareness and recognition
COMMUNITY and ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
I will work to facilitate appropriate and balanced development and opportunities for business to thrive.
OPEN SPACE and PARKS
Open space and parks are an investment in the community’s well-being. I will fight for new parks, trails, and open space. Our 200+ acre open space deficit must be addressed.
Although diverse with more work to do to bridge past wrongs, we are one community with common purpose and values committed to keep Orange strong, resilient with a small-town feel. Our unique neighborhoods are essential to people’s sense of well-being and connection. Our history and cultural identity give us our story making Orange a wonderful place to call home but it also draws in new families and businesses to become part of our community. I am pleased to be part of what is now a "grown up" and a more connected and involved city knitted together by our history ready to advance new goals and dreams in the coming decade. We still have great things left to do in our City!