On September 17th, 2020 the California Fair Political Practices Commission met and voted in favor of Agenda Item #11. As a result I intend to participate fully in discussions of the Santa Clara Downtown project and to vote on it as a Councilmember.
Scott Herhold wrote in 2017 that: "No land-use decision of the last half-century has damaged the urban fabric of a city more than Santa Clara’s decision to tear down its eight-block downtown in the 1960s."
Do you remember the Wilson Jewel bakery? We live in the historic home built by Bill Wilson on Jackson St.
I helped advocate for getting Franklin Street back from Prometheus when they were negotiating for their housing project at the corner of Benton and El Camino Real across from the police station.
As a planning commissioner, I have attended many planning conferences and planning commission and council study sessions on how to create viable commercial spaces.
In every urban village there needs to be a good mix of office and housing in order to support lunch and dinner business at the restaurants.
I really miss Mondo Burrito as a great inexpensive gathering place in the Old Quad.
I have attended many of the Down Town Task Force Meetings.
I have served on the board of the Old Quad Residents Association since 2014 when it was restarted.