August 7, 2013
San Carlos Voters:
This election season, I am running --- for you! I have always endevoured to bring an independent voice to the important issues facing San Carlos and today, I believe that need is as important as ever. With that in mind, I am asking for your support!
Over the summer months, many people came forward and asked if I would run for another term this fall. I took some time to weigh the costs and I can assure you, after careful consideration, the answer is a resounding, "Yes!" I want to continue to address our city's important issues with bold independence and to keep San Carlos in the lead as a place to live and work here on the Peninsula.
As many of you know, one particular project of huge proportion looms on our horizon. The project proposes to rebuild the CalTrain/El Camino corridor. While I support responsible growth and economic development for San Carlos, I have always asked to have a balanced approach to new projects, taking into account our quality of life and the needs of our citizens. When the EIR for this project came forward, I gave extra time to meet with citizens and to hear their concerns. This project, after all, is the largest proposal for housing that San Carlos has ever seen. In the end, I voted my conscience and voted 'no' on the EIR.
For the future, you have my pledge: I will continue to put the citizens of San Carlos first in all my deliberations and strive to give you --- Leadership that Listens!
All the best,