I am running for the Santa Clara County District 1 seat to be a voice for fiscal accountability and to ensure that our county programs are reaching those who need them most, like seniors, families and the unhoused.
To ensure there is a central location to serve South County residents and businesses. I am the only candidate who proposed opening a district office in South County.
Ensure that Gilroy, San Martin and Morgan Hill receive their fair share of county services.
Ensure that Blossom Valley and Evergreen and Silver Creek, who were recently added to Supervisorial District 1 are heard and represented.
Promote economic recovery from the COVID impacts without imposing additional taxes and fees.
Ensure the entire county is well represented in fiscal and social matters in an equitable and efficient manner.
South San Jose, Coyote Valley and within all South County.
Revitalize Local Businesses in Morgan Hill, Gilroy, San Martin, and San Jose.
Protect county hospitals, healthcare, and education for all of District 1.
Improve fiscally prudent public transportation options.
District 1 has the most unique and diverse terrain in Santa Clara County– with a mix of rural, agricultural, and urban living and uses. This topography represents a combination of multiple economic backgrounds that are distinctive to District 1, such as wineries, family farms, high-tech, local businesses, single family, mobile homes and higher rise residential. As your Supervisor, I will ensure all interests are represented and served.
There are numerous fiscal decisions that will be coming before the County now and within the next four years that will have a lasting impact on the quality of our lives.
For example, on January 25, 2022, the county supervisors voted to support building a new county jail. The jail will be funded with at least $80 million of county general fund monies. As your Supervisor, I will ensure we stay on budget and meet the 2024 completion deadline.
As a current Case Manager for a non-profit and a former Santa Clara County Rape Crisis Counselor, I understand the importance of ensuring that county resources are provided to assist residents and businesses including the most vulnerable like our seniors, foster youth, and families and in times of emergency.
We need immediate and sustainable solutions to assist the unhoused – who are homeless and many times, suffer from mental health issues.
The CARE (Community Assistance, Recovery, and Empowerment) plan was recently introduced to help homeless individuals with an emphasis of assisting those with schizophrenia, psychotic disorders, and other mental health issues. CARE will be heard by the legislature for final consideration. If approved, all counties will be required to participate in the plan. As your Supervisor, I will ensure that CARE is implemented quickly, effectively, and efficiently.
I also believe we need to audit our agencies that assist the homeless who receive funding from the county. We need to ensure that those agencies receiving funds and charged with helping the unhoused are receiving the funding necessary to assist our unhoused and mentally ill.
An audit does not assume or presume any wrongdoing. Rather, an audit is an objective evaluation to share what is working and where we may improve. We cannot manage what we do not measure; lets measure our work in homelessness and mental health so that we can manage our resources productively.
I am ready to work beginning day one.
If we join together and make our voices heard, we can fight for the change we want to see!
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