Communication and Transparency:
- Commitment to deep community engagement and finding ways to unite the residents of the 5th District in support of positive changes.
- Ongoing town hall meetings to hear concerns from the community and provide progress updates on solutions.
- Transparency about the Board of Supervisors agenda items that affect the 5th District residents.
- Advocating for community awareness and discussion before voting on agenda items that concern the community.
A proactive plan for road infrastructure.
- Identifying areas that are continued issues during heavy winters and implementing preventative measures.
- Preemptively planning potential detours and reroutes, before they’re needed. Ensuring the community can continue to get to work, school and access basic necessities such as food and medicine, during weather events, and most importantly make it safely home.
Housing Costs and Cost of Living:
- Dismantle the slow/ no growth culture of the county’s planning department and permitting process allowing recovery in housing costs and renovation of properties
- Funding for affordable after school programs allowing children to be somewhere safe until parents can finish the work day.
Support for First Responders:
- Budget analysis and proper disbursement of funding for all first responders with focus on unincorporated areas of the district and its fire stations.
- Collaboration with sheriffs, CHP and local police departments to ensure they have all the tools they need to provide good response times and serve the community while being given proper support and funding.
- Improve reception for cell phones and emergency internet services
- Disaster communication plans implemented and shared before emergencies happen. Establishing a clear plan so the community knows who to call, where to go, and how to stay safe.
- Know your zone awareness so the community has the most up to date information on evacuations.
- Murs radio programs
- Collaboration with local CERT teams
- Community safety and awareness meetings
Water and Sewage Infrastructure:
- Work with state agencies including the water board, CPUC and state representatives to advocate for our communities’ rights to access clean and safe water.
- Collaborate with state agencies to acquire funding for neighborhood sewer systems, to repair and maintain infrastructure ensure our waterways are protected.
- Collaborate with state and federal partners to find funding or resources to upgrade existing older systems.
Fire and Disaster Recovery:
- Drastically lower internal governmental hurdles for CZU and Disaster Survivors.
- Foster a planning department that is a friend to the community, not one of its largest obstacles to growth and well-being.
- Increase funding for nonprofits that provide immediate disaster recovery needs.
- Consistent and transparent communication with the community when disaster strikes.
- Collaboration and advocacy with state agencies to bring meaningful support to disaster victims.
- Collect data from fire families about what hurdles they are facing (county, state, insurance). These families are a canary in a coal mine; their struggles make evident what is truly possible as far as building and recovery in our county.
Fire Risk Mitigation:
- Collaborate with state about federally owned wildland borders being maintained for safety of surrounding communities.
- Increase community awareness of and access to Wildfire risk education/workshops.
- Incentivize and increase community access to fuel load reduction programs.
- Stimulate community level engagement with the environment around each neighborhood.
- Advocacy at state level for proper installation of egresses in mountain communities for fire fighter access during wildfires.
- Analysis of county budget to allocate greater funds for local fire houses.