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Quality of Life


My commitment is to provide ways to enrich our lives by partnering with nonprofits, schools, businesses, and individuals to expand cultural arts, recreation, education, service, and leadership opportunities.




With an eye towards protecting our community for future generations, we’ve developed a Climate Action Plan with a Livermore Climate Action Team to bring tangible actions.  As a result the team launched the Livermore Resilient Hub, an online resource for all residents.  They also organized community events to raise awareness and synthesize grass roots ideas.  In response Livermore 


  • Utilizes 100% renewable electricity for City facilities

  • Converted turf to drought tolerant and native landscaping on City property

  • Completed roadway improvements for bicycle and pedestrian safety 



I’m proud of my track record for protecting our beloved community character.  Recent enhancements include the expansion of the historic Blacksmith’s Square which will include three new buildings totaling 13,200 sf for retail and restaurant. ​

















A thriving economy positively impacts our community. Local job growth is critically important to sustaining our quality of life. I pledge to continue to grow local jobs and businesses. I’ll ensure economic development continues to expand, using my knowledge, experience, and relationships with key leaders.

  • I am a founding board member of Daybreak Labs, and am proud they opened its new facility on Southfront Road.  A joint collaboration between our two national labs and Livermore, Pleasanton, Dublin and Danville, it helps new technologies to grow into new businesses.  It is the Tri-Valley's only incubator for life sciences and deep tech startups.  Its members have raised tens of millions of dollars in venture capital.  

  • As a founding member of Innovation Tri-Valley - this organization helps to bring new industries to Livermore and to develop our local job force.

  • I approved critically needed housing near transit in the Isabel Neighborhood a far-reaching plan

  • Transit Infrastructure is key to accessing jobs. I worked with local and federal agencies to bring in over $600 million for transit infrastructure, 

  • The Joint Powers Authority that created ValleyLink where I was a founding board member is a future rail line which will remove over 30,000 cars per day from Highway 580



2/3 of the fuel currently sold at the airport is unleaded, and we want to pursue further reductions in the use of leaded fuel at our airport.  In response to community concerns, the City modified the minimum standards at the airport to require the sale of unleaded avgas for small piston-driven planes.  A tank has been acquired and recently received permit approval from the Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD).   The City has suggested that BAAQMD could further incentivize pilots to use unleaded fuel by providing grants to cover the cost of certifying planes to use unleaded.




Throughout my tenure as mayor, I collaborated regularly with the Superintendent of Livermore Schools and the General Manager of the Livermore Recreation and Park District (LARPD) to ensure that the children and teens of Livermore have access to the highest quality schools and programs.

  • Our city’s outstanding library system provides daily opportunities for youth of all ages to explore and learn. I’m especially proud of our highly popular Summer Reading Program. Our parks, our Farmers Market, and our downtown fountains provide places to gather and make memories.

  • Developing leaders among our youth continues to be a priority. Some of my most engaging conversations with Livermore residents have taken place when I visited our local schools. I listened when Livermore students shared their concerns about the toxic effects of vaping, and led the way for Livermore to be the first city to ban the sale of flavored tobacco products. My work with the Livermore Area Youth Advisory Commission (LAYAC) led to my work with the U.S. Conference of Mayors to initiate an anti-bullying campaign and a Climate Action Summit which was attended by over 200 participants.

  • We partner with the Livermore School District and the Rotary Club of Livermore to introduce students to city government through Youth in Government Day. Each summer, we invite local teens to participate in the Teen Leadership Program that teaches them about civic responsibility and provides them with a hands-on internship in the City offices. I will ensure that Livermore’s participation in the District Attorney’s Justice Academy (DAJA) will continue.

  • I value the work of our local volunteers who offer opportunities for girls and boys to be involved in Scouts and other service organizations. I am honored to be part of Eagle Scout, Girl Scout Gold Award and Summit award ceremonies.

Mentoring and developing youth leaders for tomorrow will continue to be a priority.



As your public servant I value volunteers and contributions to collective efforts to help others.  In the past I expanded the Helping Hands Program and by partnering with churches, faith-based groups and residents, we created the annual “Livermore Community Service Day”.


  • The Key-to-the-City Program for city residents to learn about all municipal operations was started under my leadership. When residents have a better understanding about how the City works, they become our best ambassadors.

  • Anti-Vaping Working with Tomorrow’s Leaders - I worked with parents, the Council and peer-groups at the high schools to create an anti-vaping and flavored tobacco ordinance to protect public health.

  • Livermorium Day was founded to commemorate the historic naming of an element after our City. Annually, in a partnership with our schools and our National Laboratories we celebrate the sciences and encourage our students to pursue STEM.

  • Let’s combat graffiti together!  G.L.A.D. to be in Livermore. I created the “Graffiti and Litter Abatement Daily Initiative” (G.L.A.D.). This resulted in a cadre of over 35 residents who have become graffiti fighters and encouraged all residents to pick up litter while walking their dogs or strolling about.

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