I am running for Salinas City Council because it’s time for new leadership.
I am a businesswoman and college educator who has a track record of balancing complex budgets, managing staff, and providing crucial educational resources for our youth.
I have been the owner of Salinas Sylvan Learning Center for the past thirteen years. During that time, I have employed more than fifty educators, directors and staff. Over one thousand students have increased their academic standing and future opportunities by attending Sylvan. I also teach American History at Hartnell College.
These experiences have allowed me to see firsthand the challenges many families and young professionals face in Salinas.
The City Council needs to find ways to provide quality housing our local workforce can afford. We also need to boost our Salinas economy. I will advocate for a Business Development Center for local start-ups and to attract new businesses.
As a lifelong educator I believe when you invest in our youth you are investing in our future and I will work hard to expand services offered at our community centers. Lastly we need to invest heavily in repairing our broken sidewalks and crumbling roads.