Fix The 52
The immediate need for more lanes on SR52 will not be addressed by SANDAG for another 30 years. As an original stakeholder and investor in the Mayor’s Highway 52 Coalition, I am part of the group that has hired federal lobbyists to help secure funding for REAL traffic relief projects.
You do not need to live in Santee to join the coalition and be part of the solution.
Read more about the Highway 52 Coalition HERE.
A voice for Santee seniors
I was the first candidate with ideas and funding mechanisms for new transportation options for seniors, am the only candidate endorsed by the Deputy Sheriffs Association and Santee Firefighters, the only candidate with experience running a community center (Santee Boys and Girls Club), and the only candidate that has been actively involved in the process to bring a community services center to Santee.
Development & Santee Businesses
There is not a lot of room for new development in Santee. Development that seeks to grow the local economy from within will bring new wealth to our region in the form of jobs, increased revenues, and vibrant local business/entertainment sectors. We must attract businesses that provide high-wage jobs to increase our tax base. We must also remove barriers and streamline processes for our established local businesses, should they wish to modernize.
To accomplish this at the council level, we need someone with experience. I have been an active member in the East County and Santee Chambers of Commerce for several years. I encourage and promote community involvement by engaging with strong business leaders. In fact, I was a member of the team that created the first ever East County Strategic Summit. To find out more about this sold out event, click here.
High Energy Costs
I favor free market principles. If a CCA can provide real rate relief for all of us, then it should be explored as an alternate.