As a current council member and former mayor of Menlo Park, I have worked collaboratively with residents, schools, businesses and my fellow council members to keep Menlo Park moving in a positive direction, including: 
  • Maintaining fiscal responsibility: Delivered a balanced budget every year, saved the City 80% on electric bills and reduced carbon emissions, supported timely and cost-effective online permitting

  • Promoting economic vibrancy and sustainability: Approved affordable housing for workers, seniors and veterans, expanded parking time limits and added addional bike racks downtown, attracted new downtown businesses and expanded outdoor dining

  • Ensuring the safety of our residents: Banned the use of toxic chemicals in city parks, improved bike and pedestrian safety throughout our city, implemented programs that dramatically reduced crime