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  • Switching our outdated CEQA Traffic Analysis standard from Level of Service to Vehicle Miles Traveled (VMT) to analyze traffic impacts of development in a smarter way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