Occupation: Member of the Calabasas City Council
Former Mayor of Calabasas
Co-Author Proposition 65, California’s Landmark
Law (Safe Drinking Water Act)
As a current
member of the City Council, former Mayor and longstanding resident of
Calabasas, I worked hard to reduce traffic, preserve open space and
protect our environment. I Introduced Bold Government Reforms to
modernize accounting systems, cut waste and improve efficiency and
accountability. In 2005 the City’s credit rating was increased and the
CFO reported the City saved approximately $1.5 million dollars, over the
past 2 years. I am determined to do more. I ask for an opportunity to
continue to bring experience, rational thinking, fresh ideas and
ambitious goals to the city council.
I am proud to
have the endorsement of every member of the city council.
A co-author of
California’s Landmark Environmental Law, Proposition 65, a former
prosecutor with a decade of service to the public, and currently an
environmental attorney and national expert on perchlorate contamination,
I understand the challenge of setting high goals—and getting results.
As promised, I led
successful initiatives to Reduce Traffic Congestion, Re- established a
City-wide School Bus Program, developed the Traffic Plan for School
Zones and created the Office of Traffic Coordinator.
I have been
aggressive in protecting the Environment by: acquiring and preserving
Open Space, helped the successful fight to acquire Ahmanson Ranch and
Soka University as public parkland; supported the successful Measure O
which prevents sale of our open space unless approved by voters.
As President of
the Education Fund, I introduced proposals to help fund schools, reduce
class size and add counselors. I spearheaded the city’s efforts to
build Brandon’s Village, an extraordinary playground for typical and
special needs children.
I established a
program to provide a housing subsidy for elderly and disabled residents
and advocated on behalf of senior housing.
I helped improve
the Calabasas Emergency Response Program and as Mayor, I coordinated
Calabasas’s response efforts in the recent Topanga Canyon Fire
I’ll continue to
be vigilant and keep
Calabasas very low in crime and fast in
emergency response times and will continue to work hard to reduce
promote programs for teen sobriety and preserve our quality of life.
ask for your vote on March 6 for a second term.