Everyone has the right to feel safe in our community. Too many neighbors have told me about being victims of petty theft, break-ins, and assault. The recent shooting in West Berkeley near Tenth and Delaware is a painful reminder that we have more work to do to ensure that everyone feels safe in our community.
Our first responders have one of the toughest jobs imaginable, putting their lives on the line everyday for our community.
As your Councilmember, I will work collaboratively with all stakeholders, including our police officers and firefighters, neighbors of diverse backgrounds, and business owners, to create safer neighborhoods. I believe that public safety is linked to economic development and community building. For instance, by filling vacant retail spaces with vibrant shops, we can put more eyes and ears in a neighborhood and reduce crime.
I’m honored to be endorsed by the Berkeley Police Association because of my commitment to working with our police officers to ensure public safety and fairness for our communities of color.