As chair of the Alameda Golf Commission, my goals were to preserve our heritage and to secure our future. I led the opposition to the plan to dismember the Golf Complex and turn the par-three course over to a developer. I also championed the effort to select an ecologically and economically sound long-term operator. Preserving our heritage and securing our future also will be my goals as a Councilmember.
The problems facing Alameda are difficult – but not insoluble; Renewal of Alameda Point must be jump-started. The City budget must be brought under control.
Blaming previous Councils for stalled development and swollen budgets doesn't cut it. Nor does bemoaning the obstacles we must overcome. Let's get all the options on the table – and out in the open.
I will be an independent voice of reason, beholden neither to City staff nor to special interests. I will ferret out the facts before I offer an opinion. And I will rely on persuasion rather than intimidation to get results.
I was born in Fargo, North Dakota, and graduated from Brown University and Harvard Law School. I moved to this great community in 1998, and want it to thrive and prosper.