It’s a universal truth that people delight in spending time in our community parks. Frederick Law Olmsted, America’s foremost urban park design and landscape architect, understood that these spaces brought communities together in all aspects of their lives and across all social and economic lines. They are more than just a perk of a great neighborhood, whether they are Central or Golden Gate Park or Paul Moore and Doerr Park in my District, they function as an integral fabric
The supply of affordable housing units is significantly shrinking in San Jose and Santa Clara County. The City of San Jose, Santa Clara County, and surrounding cities have added far fewer housing units needed to balance the growth of new jobs, and anyone who wants to live and raise their family here. A lack of enough affordable housing in San Jose simultaneously harms our growing economy, local businesses, and working families. In 2016, I joined thousands of my neighbors to p
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM), a designation that provides education for our communities about the prevalence of abuse, encourages people to take action to end abuse, and emphasizes options and resources available to survivors. Originally passed in 1989 by Congress from the origins of Day of Unity that began in 1981, today DVAM celebrates thirty years of advocacy and support. Last month, the California Partnership to End Domestic Violence honored me with
As a recent member of the Bay Area Municipal Elections Committee (BAYMEC) Board of Directors, a four-county lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) political action committee (PAC), it was an honor to attend the 33rd annual “Progress Never Stops Brunch” held at The Glass House in San Jose on October 1, 2017.
This year’s brunch proved to be a stellar event with a powerful group of LGBTQA Leaders in the room alongside so many allies who stand by our side. Serving in o