What would you like to see the Town Council accomplish?
I want to see the Town Council continue to be the premiere forum for residents and businesses to have their voices heard regarding the various concerns in our community. In order to convert the concerns of residents and businesses into concrete actions by the County, I want the Town council to better advocate for our community before the County and its various departments. During my time on various community boards and organizations, including the Chamber of Commerce and the Land Use Committee, it has unfortunately become obvious to me that unless we “pound the table” for our concerns and needs, the County will deal with other more “squeaky wheels”. The Town Council needs to remain vigilant to help beautify Foothill Boulevard and park areas to attract businesses and resident to our Main Street and to give residents opportunities to enjoy nature. Lastly, I want the Town Council to help the community remain an inclusive melting pot and to maintain all of the positive elements in our community.
As a new member of the Town Council, what would be your goals for the next year or what would you hope to contribute to the Town Council?
I am the current President of the Crescenta Valley Chamber of Commerce and a member of the Town Council’s Land Use Committee. As such, I want to leverage my experience and contacts at both organization and in the community to bridge the gaps between the businesses in our area and its residents. Furthermore, our schools are one of the gems in our community and as a board member of M.A.C.K. (Mountain Avenue Elementary School’s foundation), I want to make sure the Town Council is engaged with the schools to maintain their excellence. In this regard, the Town Council needs to take a strong position in the Sagebrush negotiations with the La Canada School District to make sure the decisions for the Glendale School Board do not adversely impact our school and real estate property values.