As a long-term volunteer helping the homeless in Burien, I know the people and the programs that are successful in helping people enable a transition out of homelessness.
As a graduate of the Community Police Academy and neighborhood block watch member I am aware of the crime problems in Burien and will advocate for strong policing and a return of the gang unit.
As an appointed member of the South County Area Transportation Board, (SCATbd) we requested the board prioritize siting another airport in their legislative agenda. In 2018 the board made this request and the legislature took up the issue.
It was an honor to be invited by local representatives to the official bill signing in May 2019. After 20 plus years of background work I provided testimony and support for SB 5370 fall of 2018. This bill creates the formation of an airport siting commission that will look at all possibilities in the state for additional airport capacity. This effort to help relieve the pressures on Sea-Tac Airport and more importantly, the burden of increasing noise, emissions and health related problems for residents living around the airport which includes major portions of the city of Burien is long over-due.
As a volunteer board member appointed to the Burien Airport Committee, University of Washington Ultrafine Particulate Study and Quiet Skies Coalition, I will continue to advocate for quality of life for all Burien residents.