I’ve served Sunnyvale for more than 20 years, and I pledge to keep working for everyone in Sunnyvale.

Better Quality of Life

We need to continue to create an inclusive city for young and old, where everyone in our diverse community feels included, engaged and safe.  I am committed to continue my work to make walkable and sustainable city where we require sustainable development, prioritize open space, and create livable communities for everyone.

Finishing Sunnyvale’s Downtown

It is imperative that we continues efforts to support and finish our Downtown development–it is the heart of our city, and it brings crucial sales tax dollars into our General Fund. For twenty years, I have worked to create a better vision.  I am proud of the progress made in the last 7 years. We are making Murphy Avenue into a permanent Pedestrian Zone, and I’m committed to create a vibrant and active downtown.

Active and Better Transportation

We need to reduce traffic and enable alternative transportation (walking, biking and better local alternatives) for our residents and workers.  I support more walkable communities of transit-oriented Mixed Use Zoning, Transportation Demand Management Plans for office and residential development, and walkable public transportation, including a City-wide shuttle.  I have successfully worked to improve bike and pedestrian safety and move trail and bike lane projects forward.

Fiscal Responsibility

Sunnyvale’s budget is founded upon a 10 year balanced budget and a 20 year plan. We must continue to be forward thinking and make sure we balance adding resources and infrastructure upgrades with revenue projections.  I’ve worked in many small companies over the years, and I understand the need to balance short term needs with long term goals.  I am actively looking for new revenue sources so we can provide better and more services to our residents.

Affordable Housing and Homelessness

We must continue to address this Bay Area Housing Crisis. I am a longtime affordable housing advocate and have successfully protected and expanded our mixed stock of housing choices for our residents–from creating more affordable housing, senior housing, mobile home community protections, and multi-family opportunitys. I have worked to add housing without negatively impacting our neighborhoods, and I successfully worked to add more “granny” units and championed density near transportation.

Environmental Sustainability

We need to accelerate our  implementation of our Climate Action Playbook.  Sunnyvale needs to be a regional leader from an environmental and alternative transportation standpoint.  I’ve worked hard to protect our environment, reduce green-house gas emissions, and promote bike and pedestrian use and safety in our community. Environmental sustainability is not just a goal, but a responsibility to future generations.