As a resident of Sunnyvale, as Vice Mayor, and as a 2020 candidate for Mayor, I affirm my deeply held belief that government at every level must protect us and our planet.
The lack of affordable housing in our region is displacing thousands. Cars on our roads pour more carbon dioxide into the air as people commute long distances. Our region did not plan adequate housing and public transportation to support the growth from California’s economy becoming the 6th largest in the world. Growing income inequality threatens the diverse and vibrant culture we’ve enjoyed. COVID-19 has revealed areas of weakness in our preparedness to respond to pandemics and has damaged our local economy. We find ourselves with an urgent need to correct the imbalances.