Strongly Committed To
A safe community is a strong community. As Mayor, I have made supporting our public safety officers and first responders one of my top priorities. I have worked to provide these incredible men and women all the resources they need to better serve and protect our community. As a direct result of this commitment to public safety, our response times to emergency calls have decreased and our per-capita crime rate has decreased for 3 straight years. That is why I am proud to have earned the endorsement of the Ventura County Deputy Sheriff’s Association, the Ventura County Professional Firefighters Association, the City of Ventura Firefighters Association and the City of Ventura Police Officers Association. As County Supervisor, I would continue to make supporting public safety one of my most important priorities.
Addressing the Homeless And Mental Health Crisis
Supporting Our Seniors
Seniors are the fastest growing segment of our population, and what many people do not know, is that seniors are also the fastest growing segment of our homeless population. This is unacceptable, and we must step up to support and protect our seniors. In Ventura, we facilitated the delivery of 12,000 meals to food-insecure seniors and took critical steps towards initiating a comprehensive Senior Strategic Plan. As your County Supervisor, I would proudly continue this important work and make supporting our community’s seniors one of my top priorities. I believe we should have a goal of helping all seniors who are homeless get off the streets and into permanent housing. I also support increased funding for senior programming, enrichment activities, and improved transportation options.
Protect The Environment
There is no denying that climate change is an emergency, and we must be committed to reducing greenhouse gas emissions in order to ensure a sustainable future. I am proud of my record as an environmental leader on the Ventura City Council. I sponsored the policy consideration that moved Ventura into the Clean Power Alliance, I voted to set Ventura’s default rate at 100% renewable energy, I sponsored the policy consideration that set in motion Ventura adopting a strong energy action plan, I voted in favor of sending a letter to the Secretary of the Interior opposing the threat of new offshore oil drilling in Southern California and I have fought for ensuring that Ventura’s upcoming general plan update include an aggressive climate action plan. As County Supervisor, I would work to continue the County’s involvement in the Clean Power Alliance and its commitment to 100% renewable energy. I would also continue looking at all county facilities and fleets in order to reduce greenhouse emissions wherever possible. Lastly, as the County moves forward with adopting its updated general plan, I would work to ensure a strong climate action plan is a critical feature of this document.