Message to Rancho Palos Verdes Residents
I welcome the opportunity to serve on the
City Council to protect our quality of life and help
solve the current challenges that we face. I would like to continue to
serve in a leadership role on your behalf.
I have a 35-year track record of working
to maintain the semi-rural character of our city. I am particularly
proud to be a co-author, with a Council subcommittee of former Mayors
John McTaggart, Robert Ryan, and Larry Clark of the RPV View
Protection Ordinance, 1989 (Proposition M) that has been foundational
to maintaining our city's character.
Currently, I am serving my 12th year as a
Planning Commissioner, recently as the Chair. I work diligently to
enforce the goals of our city's general plan, development codes, and
neighborhood compatibility guidelines.
Based on my education and professional
experience, I understand the critical importance of maintaining local
control of zoning and land use decisions.
If elected, my top priorities are to
preserve our quality of life:
- Public safety
- Local Control
- Fiscal strength
I am committed to continue working for our
residents to maintain our quality of life and the character of our
Message to Supporters
After much thought and discussion with City leaders and friends, I have decided to run for election to the RPV City Council on November 8th, and I hope I can count on your support.
For 38 years my family has enjoyed the extraordinary benefits and beauty that our city offers and my agenda is straight forward… Maintain Our Quality of Life.
I understand the critical importance of maintaining local control of zoning and land use decisions on which the city was founded in 1973. I will fight to maintain our city’s State Constitutional rights against the one size fits all zoning & housing legislation continually forced on our city by the State of California Legislature.
We will soon have the opportunity to address the city’s major infrastructure issue, the Portuguese Bend landslide and stabilization of Palos Verdes Drive South. Action on maintaining this critical link will require major financial, project phasing and implementation decisions that I am qualified to make.
I will pursue by all means possible the continued personal safety of city residents. Mindful of the devastating fires experienced throughout the state, enhanced fire safety readiness is crucial. In conjunction with SC Edison, this should include selective undergrounding & hardening of utility poles.
This election is not just about the next term, but about leadership and decisions that will impact our long term future. Together, we can move Rancho Palos Verdes into that future, while Maintaining Our Quality of Life. I appreciate your support and your vote.
Palos Verdes Nature Preserve
The Palos Verdes Nature Preserve is a
wonderful resource for our city. In order to maintain and protect the
Preserve, the city needs to continue the development of a
comprehensive Nature Preserve management program that mitigates the
delicate balance between public access, minimizes the impact of
visitor parking on local residents, and protects the habitat from
overuse and wildfires. The use of comprehensive studies will serve as
a baseline for recommendations. My unique experience as a Planning
Commissioner and Land Use Planner will enhance these efforts.
- Provide paid parking
facilities for Preserve users to reduce the impact of parking on
- Provide additional
designated Preserve access points and parking
- Limit daily attendance
based on an analysis of visitor impacts on the Preserve
- Enhance wildfire
- Expand the current
fuel modification program
- Underground or
reroute utility lines in conjunction with SCE
- Install wildfire
detection cameras for quickly identifying the start of a fire