My passion is preserving the lifestyle we enjoy in Coastal San Pedro. We are lucky to live in this beautiful, unique neighborhood. I have been on the council for 10 years. As its Port & Environment chair, I helped keep cruise ships out of the Outer Harbor and participated in the creation of the Harbor Community Benefit Foundation. The foundation funded millions of dollars of air filter and air conditioning equipment in area elementary schools.
I support an active Neighborhood Council Port Advisory Committee to watchdog the Port, providing local, citizen participation in Port decisions. Most immediately, we need input on the Ports Of Call project BEFORE an agreement is signed with the developer. The new waterfront project must protect the successful businesses and workers at Port of Call. To sustain growth and jobs in San Pedro, the Port must remain competitive while committing to clean goods movement and reduced pollution.
I support improved youth and adult recreation projects, including funding public access to the beautiful pool at the new high school and opening the Boy Scout Camp and pool at Cabrillo Beach to public use. We need public planning for improvements to Paseo del Mar. These decisions must be fact-based and done in consultation with residents. Construction plans must be based on before-and-after data on traffic, crime statistics,
accident and emergency response times, not on emotion or anecdotes.
I enjoy summer festivals at Point Fermin park, but organizers should be required to provide adequate parking and security arrangements.