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