Did you see the mayoral debate last night? The hour went fast, and we covered a lot of topics! Here are some highlights:
I was the only candidate to cut to the chase on climate and to treat it as the emergency that it is. When I am elected Mayor, I will ask the council to declare it and immediately act on the crisis.
So you know - in no way would I support paving over the rails running from Portland into Lake Oswego to create a walking/biking trail. Not only would use of the rails be important for combating carbon emissions, but it would be ideal rapid commuter transit connecting our city with regional job hubs. This suggestion is not a sustainability strategy, it is sheer "keep those kinds of people out of Lake Oswego." It certainly ties my opponent to the group who fear diversity. The truth is, legally, tarring over could not even be done temporarily. We would lose forever the rails, a once-in-a-lifetime transit asset. His very snake like temptation to do such a thing would be hit with the same "loss of use" litigation that has already been tried and luckily turned back. He knows this. Now you know this. Such chicanery!
In response to a question regarding the COVID-19 Pandemic, I reaffirmed my stance that masks must be worn in the city and gatherings larger than 10 need to be curtailed. The city needs to do a better job to enforce these public health safety precautions.
I also believe that we must support our low-income families and the women in our community. We know that during this time, even if both parents are home, the task of assisting students in virtual learning or watching children, generally lands on the shoulders of women. She may very well also be trying to do her job and take care of the household. Talk about a fourth shift! This is unacceptable. We need more money into the hands of the people, especially working moms and not corporations.
I was called out for my vote against a recent apartment complex, and I set the record straight right then and there but wanted to reiterate; The multi-family apartment my opponent was talking about was not a complex designed to support our low-income community members, and I voted no because of the 122 trees that would be demolished.
We also learned that one of my opponents waffled on support for a standing Diversity, Equity and Inclusion committee at the city. What? As the mayor this is a top priority for me.
I recommend you watch the debate, it is less than an hour long and we covered a lot of urgent topics. You can watch a recording of the debate here:
Folks, if there is one thing I know for sure, it’s that we are on a fast moving train going through some mighty strange landscape. Cribbing from RBG’s trainer, it is going to take a mayor and her council with a “constantly evolving intelligence” to help harmonize all the voices in the community to make a meaningful impact. We’re experiencing groundlessness; we’re staring into the future.
I am not a Super Diva, but I am a strong woman following in her footsteps, ever growing “physically, mentally and socially,” as she did. We’re far beyond a “few bad apples” or the “electric skateboard” approaches to our present and I dare say, uncomfortable reality.
But I know we, together, are up for these threats, because We, together, are formidable.
With only 24 days left before this election, I would be very grateful for some help. Can you pitch in $50.00 today to help me get my message out to voters in Lake Oswego? If so, you can donate to my campaign here. You are my people. Thank you.
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On October 25th, I am hosting my third virtual town hall. I hope you can join me, I'd like to hear what is important to you. You can register for the event here.
Posted on 10 Oct 2020, 17:58 - Category: Videos