Spring Updates

Well, February flew by so fast with so much happening that I missed sending an email altogether. So here’s a quick look at what’s been going on since then.

First, the City is recruiting for our Boards & Commissions. It’s a great way to get involved in the community and make a difference.

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A Busy Month...

Happy New Year!

Although we are only four weeks into 2018 it’s already been very busy and productive for the Redwood City Council and for me.

At our first meeting in January, we passed a Transient Occupancy Tax for short-term rentals, like AirBnB, that will generate approximately $400,000 year which we voted to dedicate to our affordable housing fund.

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Two Years and Counting

Two years ago this month, with your help, I was sworn in as a Redwood City Councilmember. It continues to be my great honor to serve the residents of Redwood City and San Mateo County in this capacity.

Since my election in 2015, there have been many events and emerging issues that I couldn’t have predicted including the Presidential Election and what that means for our community. There are also a range of issues that continue to challenge our communities such as the cost of housing, inadequate transportation to meet our growing needs, improving city services to serve our growing community with a budget that increases far more slowly than the demands on those services. Having served as a member of the Redwood City School Board for 10 years and nonprofit executive and parent, however, I have been able to bring my experience to help solve problems with limited resources and develop creative solutions driven by community engagement and supported through collaborative efforts with public and private partners.

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Standing Together

Like many of us, I am deeply concerned about what the Trump Administration will mean for our country. As such, I will be participating in local events and invite you to join me and our community.

First, to stand together, build community, and support progressive values, I am helping organize an event at Devil's Canyon Brewing Company with other elected officials and local volunteers.  All event proceeds will benefit organizations committed to women running for office, environmental protection, immigrant rights and local families in need. 
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It's Up to U - Yes on Measure U for RCSD

I know you've been getting a lot of election-related e-mails but I wanted to be sure you knew about Measure U for the Redwood City School District.  As a former school board member, I feel strongly that we must pass this parcel tax renewal to continue to fund our schools.  Redwood City voters came through for us in 2012 and now the district is coming back to ask for your continued support.  So I'm asking two things:

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Please Vote Yes on Measure AA

With less than a week to go before election day, I am writing to urge my friends, family, neighbors, and colleagues to vote Yes on Measure AA!  This is a chance to be a part of an historic opportunity to protect and restore our beautiful Bay.  The San Francisco Bay is a part of all of our lives – whether we live along the Bay; work there; walk, jog, or visit parks along its shores; or simply appreciate it as we drive over a bridge. That is why Measure AA is so important.

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Gratitude

Thank you. These words hardly seem enough.

Yesterday’s election was an important one for the future of community – and we were successful because of people like you and your commitment to making a difference.

I am so humbled and proud that the voters of Redwood City have given me the opportunity to represent them on the city council. And I could not have done it without you.

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