As your councilwoman, I would make sure that the City applies the best long term solutions,
Having volunteered in the Homeless outreach programs I have personally seen the struggles homeless people go through. These folks have fallen on hard times and need our support to get back on their feet, but one solution does not fit all.
While housing options are needed, there are a significant number of homeless individuals that have serious mental illness and/or a substance use disorder. I will work to provide safe camping sites staffed by professionals trained in mental health and substance abuse treatment. We need to explore options to compel treatment, and work with the county to leverage state funding to address this component of homelessness by providing outreach and services.
I believe education opens doors. Our children are our future and we need to invest in quality education to prepare our children for success. In the blink of an eye, our lives have changed dramatically. Educators are working overtime to adapt to remote learning solutions, As your elected representative I will work with Tech companies to bring organized plans for remote learning, offer guidance for adapting lesson plans to remote learning that is designed to balance on- and off-screen activities. I will work in partnership with School board
We need to invest more in public safety to reduce response times and increase neighborhood patrols
We need to follow the Golden rule "one should treat others as one would like others to treat oneself"
We can start by living more deeply into our values.
Rancho Cordova is a diverse city and needs more diversity at all levels of Govt. As you elected City councilwomen I will work towards building a culture of belonging. We achieve this as a community by electing city officials who care about people's needs and work towards them.
Diversity in City Council is not optional, because it’s important for every citizen to be represented in the government. That way, decisions that are made can benefit a larger group of people. Plus, when " kids see someone like themselves in positions of power, they are able to recognize their own power"
As your elected official I will adopt engagement strategies that are inclusive of communities that have historically been left out of government decision-making processes