I’m a second-generation Santa Monican. My family’s been part of our City’s history since 1938. I’ve lived through less inclusive years and rejoiced as we became a progressive model for the nation.
This past few years have been life changing for all of us. It is clear we still have a lot of work to do, but I know that working collaboratively as a community, we can ensure that Santa Monica is an inclusive, affordable, safe, and vibrant place to live. I am running for re-election because
I am excited to tackle the challenges that lie ahead and for the contributions I can make as a coalition builder and home grown Santa Monican.
Now, as we ask ourselves tough questions, listen and learn, I’ll help guide our City to become more genuinely equitable and forward-thinking. My professional experience and lived historical context give me the unique ability to achieve these goals. I worked for FEMA, the Obama Administration, and Mayor Garcetti. I served as a Pier Commissioner and volunteered in the St. Monica community and currently, I work with the LA Dodgers. As a Black parent of young children, I know the challenges facing Santa Monica families.
Critical days lie ahead as we fight to overcome the effects of COVID-19 and address the outcry for systemic change. My priorities for my next term on City Council are: economic recovery; rebuilding our exceptional city services; increasing access to affordable housing and providing better support services and housing for our unhoused neighbors, reimagining public safety; and greater social/racial/economic justice.