Member of Council subcommittee which proposed changes to the Coronado Historic Preservation Program and Ordinance to make the designation process more efficient and to better incentivize homeowners to seek historic designation. The Council unanimously approved subcommittee proposal, with the exception of one element. As a result of these changes, the long queue of recommended Mills Act properties awaiting property tax reductions were approved.
Member of Council subcommittee which developed a policy for awarding community grants. The policy included a process for determining overall grant budget; established eligibility requirements; created a grant application form and weighted evaluation criteria; and defined a process for independent review and scoring of applications. The Council unanimously approved subcommittee proposal.
Contributed to the development of a traffic calming addendum to be added to the Active Transportation Plan and gained Council approval to combine the Transportation Commission and Bicycle Advisory Committee for a more coordinated and integrated operation, with the goal of developing a Traffic Calming Master Plan.
Advocated for measured city actions for reopening within San Diego County health directives.
LOCAL BUSINESS SUPPORT
Supported the City Lifeline Loan program and proposed extending the program and increasing the maximum loan amount for every participating business.
RELINQUISHMENT OF SR 75 AND SR 282
Advocated for independent engineering and economic analyses to evaluate current road conditions; operation and maintenance costs; future rehabilitation costs; staff support requirements; and liability concerns. This comprehensive due diligence strengthened Coronado’s negotiation position with Caltrans, leading to a favorable agreement for Coronado taking responsibility of State Routes 75 and 282.
SAN DIEGO PORT MASTER PLAN
Worked with Port on its master plan to ensure resident-favorable results in Coronado with regard to the Ferry Landing, Golf Course, and Grand Caribe Isle. Member of the Grand Caribe Task Force, which was instrumental in getting the designation of North Grand Caribe Isle changed to “Recreation, Open Space,” precluding further commercial development.
TIJUANA RIVER CROSS-BORDER SEWAGE
Supported strategy for financial support of lawsuit against federal government by other entities and the lobbying of key agencies as part of a coalition, leading to identification of infrastructure improvements and $300M+ funding that will greatly reduce sewage discharge into the Pacific Ocean.