"I am a supporter for more park space in San Jose. As our city continues to build more housing, our park space continues to diminish. This has got to stop.
If elected, I will advocate that the BAREC site needs to remain open space and be used for an educational urban farm and/or other open space uses. By preserving this land, we will benefit the community.
If elected, I pledge to champion saving the BAREC site. I will educate other San Jose city councilmember’s about the importance of preserving this land. I will also work with Santa Clara City officials Mayor Patricia Mahan, Vice Mayor Kevin Moore and Councilmember Dominic Caserta, County Supervisor Ken Yeager and Assembly member Jim Beall; all of whom are endorsing me for San Jose City Council District 6.
If elected, I will push the city of San Jose to re-evaluate its park reserve funds. Opportunities like BAREC warrant consideration of spending city dollars to preserve it.
It is important to work collaboratively with other entities who will be involved in this matter. I believe that my working relationships with the City of Santa Clara and the state legislature demonstrate my commitment to build consensus in preserving the BAREC site."