Occupation: Calabasas City
Our city is strong, stable and
forward looking. We have created a resident focused,
environmentally sensitive, child safe, gradual growth, and proud
community -- a place where people are happy to greet their neighbors
and be part of our living history. I am privileged to be part
of what we, together, have built and honored to contribute since the
formation of our City.
I take pride in adding innovation,
vision and dedication to all that we created. We molded new
parks, a community center and The Commons into spirited gathering
places, led in regional economic balance, earned Tree CityUSA
status, won website/Ctv national awards, provided model programs for
children, and more.
Our significant progress has been
noticed. The 11/12/00 edition of the Los Angeles Times
portrayed Calabasas as "...the new suburbia, a vibrant city
devoted to keeping its identity." It takes
vigilance and detailed work to keep Calabasas scenic and
There is more work to do. My
major, immediate goals are to --
Increase protected recreational and
open space land in Calabasas;
Create a "Calabasas Land
Trust" to insure that what we save is held in trust for our
Defeat the destructive Ahmanson Ranch
land development on our northern borders with the further goal
of having those magnificent mesas put into state parklands;
Build a flourishing and
fiscally-sound Calabasas "Civic and Cultural Complex"
Ensure that our library, small
theater and city services bring dignity to our citizens and a civic
home of beauty, warmth and distinction to our future".
I work hard to meet neighborhood
goals. I keep my promises. It has been your support that
has given me the back-up to hold development in check. Our
environmental goals have not changed.
As the Chair of the Policy Committee
that formulated the recently passed LA County North Area Plan, I
guided protecting our boarders from unbridled developments.
My service with the Advisory Board of
the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy enabled me to put the
mountains surrounding Mulwood and "Firehouse Hill" as top
priorities for State Proposition 12 funding, meaning Millions of
Dollars for land preservation here. We will save those lands.
We have a safe, beautiful, dynamic
and economically viable City. With more ahead, I request your
vote of continued confidence.
This is our special community -- the
best of suburban and rural
lifestyles. Our vision must continue --
to "keep Calabasas Calabasas".