My top priority is to make our City Council a more responsive and transparent governing body.
We deserve an empowered government that acts in response to community concerns. I have decades of experience analyzing budgets. If elected, I will work to initiate a transparent “Gov 2.0” online system to empower citizens to provide much greater input on important decisions, rather than leave policy and budgeting decisions to our city staff to make.
I believe that when it comes to budget priorities and planning issues, it is the City Council that is elected by voters to manage city policy. Not the Planning, Finance, Budget or Public Works Directors. I feel that my analytical, business, investigative and communications skills will help enhance responsive government for the people of Sebastopol.