One of the most essential functions of city government is to maintain our infrastructure–from our streets and sidewalks to our storm drains and street lighting. Repairing and improving our infrastructure is both a safety and environmental imperative.
The design and maintenance of our streets and sidewalks impacts our ability to move around safely, whether we’re walking, biking, or driving. And the maintenance of our sewer system impacts the water quality of creeks, watersheds, and the San Francisco Bay. Alameda County and Berkeley have several initiatives in place to repair and improve our infrastructure, including Measure BB and Measure T1, but we still have a lot more work to do.
As your Councilmember, I’ll put my public budgeting experience to use in order to ensure that Berkeley’s budget is making the appropriate investments in infrastructure to prioritize safety, environmental stewardship, and climate resiliency.