Key Accomplishments

There are a number of accomplishments of which I am proud.  I have worked hard to ensure that Gilroy maintains a level of service and improves our quality of life.  Below are a few highlights.

Budget

  • Passed a zero based biennial budget in 2017
  • Approved funding for Police and Fire Technologies and interoperability
  • Approved a new Fire Engine for Gilroy Fire Department to respond to changing housing needs in Gilroy

Transportation

  • Funded $1M for street maintenance improvement
  • Prevented the elimination of local VTA service lines
  • Enforced compliance with multi-modal transportation and “complete street” concepts when streets are improved

Economic Development

  • Passed a resolution declaring tourism as a key economic driver in Gilroy
  • Voted for ordinance changes allowing breweries, wineries, and outdoor seating in Historic Downtown
  • Supported policies that encourage investments in economic zones and industries that are compatible with our land use

Environment

  • Reduced Gilroy’s carbon footprint through adoption of clean energy policies
  • Fought to protect, preserve and replace Gilroy’s heritage trees
  • Served as the representative for the Habitat Conservation and Implementation Plan