I am ready to be Mayor of Martinez on day one, and these are the priorities I will focus on from the start:
Under my leadership on the City Council, we set the stage for and welcomed dozens of new businesses throughout the city—and supported them through tough times. In collaboration with the Chamber of Commerce and Downtown Martinez & Co., we ushered in a variety of community events from BBQ competitions to car shows and even zombie crawls. (Let’s bring back a Festa Italia!) As Mayor, I will ensure Martinez continues to blossom as an exciting destination for visitors and as a thriving community for our residents.
As the last “unpolished jewel” of the City, it’s time to invest our time, attention and resources in the marina. In addition to an overhaul for the fishing pier and new amenities for boaters, I want to see restaurants, an amphitheater for music and theater, filled stands at the Sturgeon baseball games, a renovated ball field, and the Joe DiMaggio museum brought to life.
Thanks to the voters of Martinez, we made historic investments in our parks through Measure H and in open space with Measure F. A new park is being planned for the former Pine Meadows golf course, new pickle ball courts are in development, and the Alhambra Highlands land is set for acquisition. We need to ensure these investments are maintained for the enjoyment of both current and future generations.
While we are not alone in our struggles to staff up our Police Department, our work crews, and even our City Hall, the vacancies in critical leadership positions and line staff mean we are not as effective as we need to be. We need to re-open City Hall to full-time hours and get back to full strength, especially our police.