I actually have a track record of results and a history of experience in governance.
• Solved the high Nitrate water problem, which caused the California State Water Board to place a “Do not drink” order on our water system because of the high levels of Nitrates. I guided the city into drilling new wells for higher quality water.
• Pushed for a Parks Master Plan for San Juan Bautista, enabling the development of new parks.
• Championed Monterey Bay Community Power at the San Benito County Green Business Council, the city of San Juan Bautista and the County of San Benito.
• Worked to pass the resolution for Monterey Bay Community Power at the city level.
• Helped pass the Cannabis Tax ordinance for San Juan Bautista.
• Introduced and passed a tax on AirBnB units for extra income and fairness to our hotels, which are already paying TOT taxes.
• Authored San Juan Bautista’s Code of Ethics and had them adopted by the city council.
• Before becoming a council member I requested an upgrade to the City's website to improve transparency and information access.
• Recommended to the council that San Juan Bautista fund the 150th Anniversary Celebration committee with a $10,000 grant.
• Introduced and passed a statute implementing a California Uniform Construction Cost Accounting Act in San Juan Bautista, favoring the hiring of quality union labor.
• Worked to ensure that the Rancho Vista development stays true to the final map of their development.
• Invited Cruzio internet provider to do a presentation for selected city and county residents for developing enhanced Internet access. I included the County of San Benito in this process.
• Encouraged the Formula 1 raceway developer to develop elsewhere to maintain the rural character of San Benito County.
• Encouraged the City Manager to NOT deconstruct the historic La Casa Rosa building and saved the La Casa Rosa from being demolished by finding a more suitable solution to put in place for public safety measures.
• Promoted the San Juan Bautista Historic Walking Trail to the city council. Procured a grant to help with the expenses involved.
• Stopped excessive parking enforcement from destroying tourism.
• Promoted affordable housing without sprawl for the recently passed housing element, creating sustainable growth.
• Continuing the plan for upgrading San Juan Bautista water quality. Brought up to the City Council and City Manager the plan to import potable water from the San Benito County Water District West Hills Water Treatment plant.
• Accomplishing the elimination of the need for water softeners by improving the saline effluent issue of our sewer system from the continued efforts to improve San Juan Bautista water quality.
• Championing a specific zoning plan for the south side of Highway 156 for the City of San Juan Bautista.
• Current member of the policy board of Monterey Bay Community Power (MBCP), which provides sustainable and less expensive power to San Benito County.
• Current member of the executive committee of MBCP, selected by Bruce McPherson, a local sustainable growth championing politician.
• Educating and urging San Juan Bautista to install microgrids at our main water wells and sewer lift stations to avert public health hazards during PG&E power outages, which are now the norm.
• I am continuing to find and bring funding for broad band (high speed internet) infrastructure to much of San Benito County through my membership on the Central Coast Broadband Consortium.
• As a member of the San Benito County Intergovernmental Committee I am advising the local school districts to negotiate for donated land parcels with the new housing developments to offset the burden of school districts having to purchase this land, since all of these developments will be impacting the school districts.
• Current member of the executive committee of the Association of Monterey Bay Area Governments (AMBAG), selected by Scott Funk Mayor Pro Tem of Gonzales. This is a regional transportation planning agency.