Professional occupation: Business manager
Education: Master’s degree, Cal State Fullerton
Time lived in city of residence: 41 years
Previous public service: Boy Scouts, AYSO, Huntington Valley Little League, Bolsa Chica Junior Stewards, United States Youth Volleyball League, Boys and Girls Club of Huntington Valley, Huntington Beach High School Alumni Assn.
What are your thoughts on the city’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic? If elected, how would you help the city recover?
We have been hurt badly from COVID-19. We must reopen and protect our businesses throughout the city, especially our family-owned small businesses. We also must get more events in Huntington Beach to bring tourism to the city as well as revenue.
This summer, the Orange County area saw demonstrations related to issues of social justice, policing and inequity. How do you think constituents view these issues, and how would you address them on the dais?
These issues are a part of the political climate in the United States right now. We must support our First Amendment rights, and do it in a peaceful manner to bring about any change we want to see in others. I want to have an open dialogue between all residents of Huntington Beach while serving on City Council.
State housing allocations over the next several years may require the city to zone for 13,337 units (RHNA). How would you maintain residents’ quality of life while addressing the housing crisis?
I would like further studies done to explain how, where and why we would ever need excessive housing like this. We are not supportive of the needs of Sacramento when the state government has no clue about the actual needs of Huntington Beach. There are areas like Merced that built a university and has ample land to build on. We need to maintain our local control and our charter city status.
What else would you focus on as a council member?
Listening to our residents, being responsible with our city revenue, protecting our public infrastructure, and focusing on public safety.
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