Why I'm Running
I’ve lived in Los Angeles for over 35 years. My son was born here, my
family lives here and I’m proud and blessed to have the same friends since I first moved here.
Los Angeles is my life.
There is no other city like this one. We’re granted more opportunities here, than in any other city. With so many cultures, our lives are enriched daily. We’re given business opportunities in fields spanning from entertainment, manufacturing, aerospace, technology and so much more. Our weather promotes a healthy lifestyle. Where else can you enjoy the beaches in the morning and the mountains in the evening?
Because I love our city, it is impossible for me to sit back and watch our
current leadership continue to take our city down the wrong path.
Homelessness, increased crime, disease, high density housing plans that
create over crowding and don’t address the need for affordable housing,
placing additional stress on our failing infra-structure, environmental
damage, traffic gridlock, constant demands to increase our taxes. All of
these are causing residents to live with frustration, fear and anxiety.
When I turned to our representatives for answers, what I got were lies, half
truths, and manipulations.
When my (then) 14 year old came to me and asked to play football in the
park. He and I had a conversation about dirty needles in the grass with a
flow of acceptance that jarred me. I came to realize that this is how my son,
and the rest of our children in Los Angeles grow up now… and that, breaks
When I went to city hall to voice opposition to an unfair bill being proposed
by Sacramento, I stood with many residents wanting to be heard by our
representatives. What we were meet with was approximately half of the
council members not in attendance when the meeting started and most of
the ones that were there were either busy on their phones or laughing and
chatting to each other during our comment time.
Our “Elected Officials” have forgotten that they’re “Public Servants”.
They’ve forgotten who they work for.
Californians are kind, compassionate, and generous people. Which is why
when we were asked to pay higher taxes to provide for the needs of those
that needed assistance, we voted in favor of two measures that would
provide additional funding to help those in need.
Even though California residents already pay one of the highest tax rates in
the country – we willing gave more. We wanted programs that would
provide help for people living in our public areas and provide more
affordable housing. In return, we all hoped to be able to enjoy simple
pleasures such as going to the park with our children, or taking our dogs
for a walk on the sidewalk, free of the fear of used needles, human waste
We want to feel safe again.
We weren’t told about the “Low Barrier Entry” requirements for the
Permanent Supportive Housing programs. We weren’t told that if we
welcomed these housing projects into our community it would place our
most vulnerable members at an even higher risk. We’re constantly told we
need high density housing to reduce housing costs – and yet the proposed high
density housing bills don't actually provide enough affordable housing, nor
do they address the need to replace our outdated infra-structure to support
We have a right to be heard. Our current policy makers are pushing
through bills that are specifically designed to prevent our communities
from having any say in what they decide to do with our neighborhoods.
We need to restore the voice of the voters.
We need return laws of accountability, and we need plans based on
We can do this, if you join me – if you partner with me.
Please help me win this fight for all of us, by supporting my campaign for
City Council District 4 in 2020.