A Grassroots Effort to Lead the City of San Bernardino into the Future.
Our Best Days & Greatest Years Are Ahead of Us!
My Priorities and Solutions
San Bernardino has the potential to thrive, we just need a vision and a plan. My plan includes addressing the most pressing issues that can change the direction our city takes and can move us forward.
Stop Corruption! For the last 3 years I have worked hard to call out and stop the pay to play politics that cripple the progress of our city. The backdoor deals and misuse of public funds have led to the censure of the current mayor, the end of handpicked developers for the upcoming downtown redevelopment, the vote to clean up the Oxbow and more! I will continue to fight for transparency and accountability in our city. We are not for sale!
Fix our roads Implement a pavement management plan throughout the city by using existing city funds to fix the potholes, replace old water lines that are leaking and pave our roads.
Hire Local Police Officers and Invest into Public Safety Initiatives I believe the Police are one component of Public Safety. For a city our size, I would like to see our Police Department 500 strong with sworn officers. Recruitment does take time so in the interim, what we can start doing TODAY to “put more boots on the ground” is utilize and hire back our civilian workforce (records techs, code enforcement, parking enforcement, community service officers, homeless advocates, armed patrol, citizen patrol, trash pickup, etc.) And allow our cops to just focus on policing. The other components of public safety that I would like to see the Council prioritize are streetlights, business district improvements, housing and home buying programs, a robust code enforcement that holds absentee landlords and slumlords accountable, a robust park and recreation program, a youth Mentorship program through PD and expanded explores program, a well-funded Violence Intervention program, expanded library and literacy programs for adults and kids etc. We have to have well-rounded investments if we want to have a well-rounded city.
Combat Homelessness Declare homelessness a crisis and apply for Heap Funds, have Council implement a real plan for multiple phase housing, work with local nonprofits and legislators to bring in even more funding and a regional partnership.
Be fiscally responsibleAs taxpayers, we must hold the city accountable for their expenses; the Council must ensure we are keeping up with our yearly audits and utilizing city workers first, instead of outside contractors. We must develop a clear vision of how to remain financially solvent and never go bankrupt again.