Oakley DESERVES an adequately funded FIRE DISTRICT. WE must BE ABLE TO STOP the devastating FIRES such as happened north and south of us. As your COUNCILMEMBER, I will work to ASSURE Oakley has the FIRE and EMERGENCY SERVICES it NEEDS especially MORE FIRE STATIONS.
Oakley residents need QUALITY JOBS and CAREERS nearby to shorten commute times. A top priority for me as a COUNCILMEMBER is having the CONTRA COSTA COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT work with OAKLEY CITY STAFF and our COUNTY SUPERVISORS to create a nearby 500+ acre site with top-quality training facilities to ATTRACT NEW BUSINESSES.
Oakley students MUST BE ABLE TO TAKE COMMUNITY COLLEGE COURSES IN HIGH SCHOOL to reduce the total time and costs of completing an associate degree or vocational/technical certificate from 4 years now to JUST A SINGLE YEAR after graduating from high school. A 2015 law makes that possible. As a COUNCILMEMBER, I will alert everyone to this opportunity.
The cost of living in California is among the highest in the nation. Rents are rising out of control. Our seniors are on fixed incomes. Low income residents are in danger of becoming homeless. We need to repeal COSTA HAWKINS and STOP PREDATORY RENT PRACTICES that hurt our seniors, Veterans and low-income residents.
I ask for your vote to improve OAKLEY.