Priorities

CREATING A SUSTAINABLE SUNNYVALE

ACTION PLAN:

  • Continuing the successes of the Climate Action Plan (CAP) in our City’s CAP 2.0 plan
  • Electrifying our grid both in sustainable development as well as home conversions working with Silicon Valley Clean Energy (SVCE)
  • Reducing Vehicle Miles Traveled (VMT) to both work and home with the promotion of urban villages and mixed use development

EXPERIENCE:

  • Senior Congressional Aide on Energy for Congressman Ro Khanna, working with organizations like Silicon Valley Clean Energy and PG&E to promote a sustainable future while also advocating against budget cuts to the EPA.
  • Transportation Policy Specialist for San Jose Councilman Chappie Jones working with the Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) to promote policies such as Complete Streets and Vehicle Miles Traveled (VMT) CEQA Analysis reform.
  • Intern at the San Francisco County City Administrator’s Office working on contracts and LEED certified projects
  • Proud supporter of Measure AA in 2016

RELEVANT ENDORSEMENTS:

  • CA State Senator Jerry Hill
  • Former CA State Assemblyman Rich Gordon

ADDING AFFORDABLE HOUSING

ACTION PLAN:

  • More effective outreach on and incentives (lowering costs) to build Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) aka granny flats
  • Incentivizing different types of development such as Single Room Occupancies (SROs) and micro units to provide density in our housing stock
  • Developing Urban Villages through Sunnyvale’s Horizon 2035 plan and El Camino Real Specific Land Use Plan that provide work, lifestyle and housing all in one village center
  • Maintaining and Expanding Sunnyvale’s Cold Weather Shelter alongside adequate transitional services for Sunnyvale’s homeless population

EXPERIENCE:

Edwina Benner Plaza GroundBreaking
Edwina Benner Plaza Groundbreaking Ceremony
  • Senior Congressional Aide on Housing for Congressman Ro Khanna, working with organizations like the Housing Authority of Santa Clara County (HASCC), Silicon Valley at Home, the Housing Trust of Silicon Valley, and Sunnyvale Community Services to advocate for the preservation and increase of federal CDBG & HOME grant funds for Sunnyvale to build and maintain affordable housing and also serve homeless populations
  • Congressional Aide for Congressman Mike Honda helping to stop foreclosures of homes and expedite processing of Section 8 vouchers with federal casework assistance
  • Housing Policy Specialist for San Jose Councilman Chappie Jones promoting Urban Villages with mixed use development
  • Public Policy Assistant at the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce working on infrastructure finance districts (IFDs) and micro units

RELEVANT ENDORSEMENTS:

  • CA State Senator Bob Wieckowksi

REDUCING TRAFFIC

ACTION PLAN:

  • Enabling alternative methods of traveling (walking, biking, electric assist programs, and public transportation)
  • Connecting North to South Sunnyvale through a City Wide Shuttle program
  • Advocating for more regional resources and investment from the VTA for light rail and core connectivity funds
  • Switching our outdated CEQA Traffic Analysis standard from Level of Service to Vehicle Miles Traveled (VMT) to analyze traffic impacts of development in a smarter way
  • Incentivize Developers to contribute to traffic mitigation fees and partner with the City to provide housing and transportation opportunities near office space
  • Maximizing efficiency on El Camino through Mixed Use Development in our Nodes to allow people to walk to work, retail and transit services.
  • Reducing Air Traffic Noise from the San Jose Airport

EXPERIENCE:

  • Congressional Aide on Transportation for Congressman Mike Honda working with the regional entities such as BART, Caltrains, VTA, and the FAA.
    • Programmed a tour and roundtable for former Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx to vest the Federal government in funding and supporting vital projects like BART Phases I and II, Caltrain Electrification, and ride sharing.
  • Transportation Policy Specialist for San Jose Councilman Chappie Jones promoting Urban Villages with mixed use development, Complete Streets Bus Rapid Transit along Stevens Creek Blvd, optimization of traffic impact standards

RELEVANT ENDORSEMENTS:

  • Former Congressman Mike Honda
  • Former Santa Clara County Supervisor and Sunnyvale Mayor Dianne McKenna
  • VTA Board Director Chappie Jones

FINISHING THE DOWNTOWN

ACTION PLAN:

  • Working with a steady hand on the CityLine Project to revitalize downtown in extending Murphy Avenue with housing and retail, building an AMC and Whole Foods, as well as providing a sense of place
  • Creating a City Shuttle service that increases access to the downtown
  • Tying downtown to vital city services through the Civic Center Modernization Plan

EXPERIENCE:

  • Urban Planning degree from UC San Diego

RELEVANT ENDORSEMENTS:

  • Councilman and former Vice Mayor Gustav Larsson
  • Former Mayor Melinda Hamilton
  • Former Mayor Pat Castillo

MAINTAINING PUBLIC SAFETY

ACTION PLAN:

  • Ensuring that our Public Safety Officers are well equipped and trained
  • Prioritization of the Civic Center Modernization Plan to increase the Department of Public Safety’s facilities
  • Revitalizing our fire stations
  • Working to empower our Neighborhood Associations through City Grants and education on vital city services
  • Increasing language access services to communicate public safety concerns in different languages for our growing minority community demographic

EXPERIENCE:

  • Supporting local neighborhood associations through facilitation of public safety relationships between neighborhoods and law enforcement with workshops that educate neighborhoods how to establish neighborhood watch programs,  use NextDoor to the fullest capacity, pull crime statistical analysis data and more

RELEVANT ENDORSEMENTS:

  • Former Sunnyvale Mayor Tony Spitaleri