Welcome to my campaign website!
I am running for City Council to enhance our quality of life in Manhattan Beach. I love Manhattan Beach and for several years have devoted countless hours giving back to our wonderful community (see list of community involvement). We need a familiar, strong voice on our City Council to work hard and fight for what's important to Manhattan Beach residents.
As a Planning Commissioner (Chairperson of the City of Manhattan Beach Planning Commission), I have tackled the toughest issues facing Manhattan Beach, including the adverse effects of overdevelopment on traffic, parking and our quality of life. As your City Councilmember, I will work hard to preserve our small-town atmosphere and local neighborhoods (encourage remodels over teardowns and ensure development that is in scale/character with our neighborhoods), reduce traffic gridlock, upgrade our public facilities and maintain our infrastructure responsibly (without any unnecessary debt/taxes), support our police and fire departments to protect our community, support our school district's high standard of education, expand our city's Seniors programs, protect our beach and environment, and ensure aggressive financial oversight/accountability.
I have the experience to make wise decisions to benefit our community and will do so with courage and integrity. If you want to know what I will do as your City Councilmember, look at what I have done as a City Commissioner (8½ years) and long-time devoted community volunteer (13 years). As an Accounting Controller and Chief Financial Officer for 25 years, I have the financial background to ensure the fiscal integrity of our City during the current budget shortfall and challanging economic uncertainties.
I look forward to hearing your ideas about how we can make Manhattan Beach an even better place to live, and I encourage you to get involved with my campaign. Together, we can improve our city and preserve what we love about our community. And with your support, I promise to do what is right for our residents, local businesses, seniors and our children.
I am humbly asking for your vote in this important election so that I can represent you on our City Council and ensure that decisions we make today serve us well into our future. Please feel free to call or email me should you have any questions or would like additional information about my candidacy.
Thank you for your consideration,