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COMMUNITY  FIRST

We work tirelessly to improve quality of life issues in District 4. My office has developed innovative responses to the housing crisis and homelessness, we've dedicated ourselves to environmental stewardship and sustainable solutions. I've brokered multi-agency deals to reignite development of affordable housing and fought to protect open spaces. We are San Jose's most diverse and unique district, and nobody knows D4 better than me.

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From facilitating the upgrade to efficient appliances to planting 1000 trees in District 4, we're working toward the fulfillment of a vision to make San Jose Carbon Neutral. We are building an electrification infrastructure and expanding water recycling. I led the creation of a new Sustainability Commission and am working to expand EV charging. I'm trying to develop policy to reduce plastic pollution and make new development greener by including solar or green roofs. It's our responsibility to invest in our children's future.

I am endorsed by League of Conservation Voters and Sierra Club.

Working with representatives from the City and the County, I was able to broker a deal which allowed for the resumption of long stalled development in North San Jose. The agreement will allow planning to begin on up to 24,000 new housing units in a part of the city that is poised to become our second downtown. Twenty percent of all new housing will be affordable and the development will allow the addition of more amenties to serve North San Jose's residents.

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Homelessness is the biggest, most complicated problem we face in San José. We must build more affordable housing to address our region's housing crisis. We also need to provide more Emergency Interim Housing and Supportive RV Parking for those who are experiencing homelessness. And we have to be agile to mitigate the effects of homelessness on our neighborhoods, creeks, and streets. We are also working on prevention strategies to help people facing eviction so that they can remain in their homes.

I am endorsed by the Housing Action Coalition.

Open spaces are the heart of our valley. I funded a new park supervisor position focused on Alum Rock Park, and I fought hard against the City's plans to develop the beloved open space at Penitencia Reach 2 in the Noble neighborhood. We are also opening District 4's first dog park later this year, are making improvements to Alviso Park, building new parks in the North Flea Market neighborhood and master planning the future Agnews Park. And get ready for new pickleball courts at Cataldi Park.

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Public Safety is the most important obligation of city government. We have increased staffing for police patrol and traffic enforcement. I have worked to improve the police/public interface and increase proactive patrols in our district. I am pushing to expedite police beat redistricting to improve response times in North San Jose and Alviso. I am supporting our fire department by improving recruitment of paramedics, proposing reimbursements for providing ambulance service, and setting aside funding to modernize Fire Station 23. 

I am endorsed by San Jose Police Officers Association. 

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