Sarah on the Issues
Sarah may be a stay-at-home mom, but she has long been outspoken on the issues that matter to San Luis Obispo. Her public comments over the years have focused on suggested solutions to ease what she saw as deepening divides between competing interests, as well as to point out her perspective--shared in common with so many she knew--in hopes of bringing a better tomorrow for all who live, work, learn and play in San Luis Obispo. If there is a topic you would like to see covered below, please reach out to Sarah. She is always open to chat about where she stands and where she sees room for improvement. But more importantly, she wants to hear where you stand on the issues that matter to your life. Balance is everything, especially when it comes to ensuring all perspectives have representation on Council.
+ COMMUNITY WELLNESS STARTS WITH NEIGHBORHOOD WELLNESS
When we care for our neighborhoods, we build a stronger community.
+ MEANINGFUL ENGAGEMENT IS EVERYTHING
Data can tell you whatever you want it to. Listening to real stories and experiences
from real people is so much more valuable. Better still when you have both.
+ HOUSING SHOULD BE ATTAINABLE
At least to the greatest degree possible within our control. Building smarter
and requiring a mix of housing types spread throughout the community can make all the difference.
+ OUR NATURAL RESOURCES ARE OUR GREATEST ASSET
We need to do everything in our power to protect and expand our open spaces, wildlife corridors and greenbelt.
+ DISPLACEMENT NEEDS TO BE ADDRESSED
We need a creative mix of policy and planning tools to combat displacement as property values continue to rise.
+ TRAFFIC AND CIRCULATION NEED OUR ATTENTION
We need to recognize that not everyone who works here wants to live here, and plan accordingly
in order to reach our modal shift objectives among residents.
+ OUR MARKETABILITY IS ONLY AS GOOD AS OUR QUALITY OF LIFE
Building a better community offers benefits to residents, the economy and our natural environment.
When we look out for the quality of life in our neighborhoods and downtown, we're looking out for so much more.
+ OUR CLIMATE IS CHANGING
We need to address the heat island effect, loss of percolation area and room for the mature canopy of
the urban forest with each and every project that comes through.
+ SUSTAINABILITY STARTS AT HOME
We can empower residents to improve their own sustainability through a variety of programs that
support personal agriculture, localized water management for reducing runoff and less impactful living.
+ THE FUTURE WILL BE DIFFERENT
The ways people live, work and travel are changing. We need to be forward-thinking in envisioning
the future and establishing planning that supports the different ways we will live, rather than as we do.
+ DIVERSITY IS EVERYTHING
In the types of businesses we attract, in the homes we build and in the leadership that guides us:
diversity is key to creating our best path forward.