I’m running for County Council because I want to help Los Alamos County plan for growth and embrace the future while preserving the past and the amenities that make Los Alamos a great place to live.
I recognize three overarching issues facing Los Alamos County in the immediate future: housing development that addresses the need for low- and middle-income housing, commercial sustainability that enables small business to thrive, and community services that support growth and preserve our quality of life.
The recent County housing study identified the need for additional low- and middle-income housing units, for rent and/or for ownership. The County should explore all housing options and all possible building sites to meet community needs, and importantly, solicit public input on all options under consideration.
Commercial sustainability is essential for a thriving community. The County should streamline its permitting processes and consider new zoning options under its development code to enable small business to thrive and support diverse occupations and services necessary for a well-rounded community and a growing population.
To support growth, the County should prepare to upgrade services, particularly infrastructure, utilities, transportation, recreational facilities, parks, trails, open spaces, and to the extent allowed, our state-funded public schools – all the things that contribute to the quality of life that we value and want to preserve as the County grows.
Honoring local volunteers at 2018 Democratic dinner
Mingling with New Mexico leaders at 2019 Democratic event