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Leadership is not about awards, or power, or fame. It's about service. Service to the community.
Service to my principles. Service to the people I represent.
That is why I ran for office in the first place - and why I work so hard to meet, talk, and listen to voters in my district.
I am proud of our efforts, but there is more to do still. That is why I am once again asking for your support. Please join us.
I'm fighting to stop the release of Sexually Violent Predators (SVP) into our Neighborhoods!
The mad rush to release prisoners from our jails and prisons was initially a response to court orders to reduce prison overcrowding, but lately it’s become a radical effort to recast criminals as victims and abandoning actual victims and their families. Now we are facing the placement of sexually violent predators (SVPs) that some bureaucrats decided are fit to rejoin society.
In addition to the risk of creating more victims of sexual violence, there is an additional concern that counties don't even have any input on whether or not an SVP can be placed in their communities.
Recently, the San Diego County Board of Supervisors took a definitive position on the state’s policy for how SVPs are placed. Knowing that Sacramento County has faced its own battles to keep SVPs out, I intend to join San Diego’s example and bring an item before the Sacramento County Board of Supervisors to demand more say in the dangerous practice of placing violent sexual predators in our neighborhoods.
How will reducing the number of police officers make the community safer?
In 2018, police officers arrested 11,970 murderers, 495,900 violent criminals, and more than 1 million drunk drivers. In February of this year, a months-long investigation resulted in 518 arrests when police smashed a human trafficking ring and rescued hundreds of children who were being sold into prostitution.
Do activists think that councilors and community groups are going to detain violent gang members, break human trafficking rings or get drunk drivers off our roads?
Our roads are crumbling. That is not hyperbole, they are literally crumbling. And we don’t have the money or a realistic plan to fix them.
Recent reports show California roads are the 3rd worst in the entire country. NHTSA data notes that Highway 99 is now the 7th most dangerous freeway in America. And a study by national non-profit transportation research group TRIP estimates that 70% of Sacramento County’s roads and highways are in poor shape – 41% dangerously so.
The public is well aware of the problem – I hear about it from my constituents almost every day.
We need to get something done.
But instead of focusing on the immediate and urgent problem – fixing our roads – the Sacramento Transportation Authority (STA) is putting together a multi-Billion dollar shopping list of projects in the form of a countywide sales tax increase.
I do not have all the answers; however, it is clear to me that we cannot continue to pass half-baked policies that feel good but in reality, make the situation significantly worse.
This Approved Budget provides appropriation (expenditure) authority from July 1st until the budget is adopted, which must occur no later than October 2nd. Prior to October 2nd,
the Budget Act requires that boards of supervisors hold a public hearing on the Approved Budget, including any recommended revisions, make any changes desired and, ultimately, approve resolutions adopting the Budget.