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Incumbent, Municipal Lawyer

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Over the last 12 years as your Planning Commissioner, Councilmember and Mayor, I worked hard to solve community issues, conserve city resources and put residents first.  Accomplishments include:

 

As Chair of General Plan Advisory Committee, demonstrated clear committment to protecting and preserving our small-town quality of life and heritage of our waterfront while identifying creative solutions to facilitate our best long term future.

 

Developed long-term balanced budget that accommodates escalating pension obligations.  

 

Established Safe Harbor program providing anchorout slips and services for those most in need.

 

Established Community Leadership Forum to address racial justice. 

 

Identified eight potential new sites for affordable housing for seniors and workers.

 

Protected existing housing stock by supporting existing short term rental ordinance.

 

In the aftermath of the pandemic, it will be critical to preserve essential services and maintain our financial resilience while addressing other serious issues facing Sausalito including disaster preparedness, infrastructure investment and sea level rise.  I will continue to collaborate and welcome diverse opinions to facilitate good community decisions that serve us all. 

 

As a municipal lawyer, I have the skills to navigate the roller coaster of transition while maintaining our core values.

 

Once again, I respectfully ask for your vote.

Joan