The other side of that coin is the ability to listen.
While I can be a very good listener, I must sometimes remind myself to be sure that the speaker has completed all of their thoughts before responding.
Our job as a council member is to listen carefully to the community and skillfully communicate those concerns or wishes to the appropriate agencies.
What is the single most important issue facing the Crescenta Valley right now, and how should the council address it?
The Crescenta Valley, as well most of California, faces serious water supply reliability issues. As such, water conservation is more critical than ever.
But as the drought continues, more restrictive measures are being considered, and how those restrictions will be applied in an even-handed manner is an issue that must be addressed by the council as well as the Crescenta Valley Water District.
It is also imperative that the council help the water district communicate the seriousness of the situation to all of our residents.
What is the first goal you hope to accomplish on the council if elected/re-elected?
If elected, I would very much like to chair an exploratory committee on what programs and services would be feasible for our aging Crescenta Valley citizens.
Seniors cite three primary concerns that could jeopardize their ability to live independently: health, memory and mobility.
Two in three boomers are presently helping a senior parent. We all will be affected by how we as a community plan to meet the challenge of “aging in place in the Crescenta Valley.”
Do you support bringing a dog park to the area? If so, where should it go? If not, why?
I support bringing a dog park to our area.
We have a 1-year-old bull mastiff that loves to run off lead with other dogs. Dog parks provide a venue for socializing your dog, as well as offering an opportunity for us to socialize, make new friends and get a bit of exercise ourselves.