21ST CENTURY TRANSPORTATION
As a City Council member and former Millbrae Mayor, I will continue to address the challenges and opportunities facing our community, including maintaining public safety, fiscal stability, quality of life services, job preservation and creation, affordable housing, and responsible development.
Millbrae, San Mateo County, and our entire region is planning for one of the most significant development projects in our history. Transit oriented development slated for the Inter-Modal Station area must be something the community can be proud of and be served by for decades to come. Any development there must first and foremost incorporate and integrate all the emerging aspects of transportation with convenience and accessibility for residents, daily commuters and travelers alike. This means connecting BART, CalTrain, SamTrans, SFO's AirTrain, Corporate Shuttles, Taxis, pedestrians, bicycles, drop off traffic, and a future High Speed Rail stop.
Already the largest Intermodal station west of the Mississippi, any proposed development in the area must benefit Millbrae residents and businesses – without burdening local services, infrastructure or our schools. With the potential to be Millbrae’s “Grand Central Station,” residential and mixed-use development needs to be accessible, safe and environmentally sustainable. This is our opportunity to be responsible fiscal and environmental stewards – requiring development to be a state-of-the-art green building, including purple pipes for recycled water, solar energy, LED lighting and other energy conserving attributes.
I am committed to working with the community and speaking out to making this vision a reality to ensure Millbrae’s economic stabilization and revitalization, local job creation, and increased access to safe, multi-modal public transportation.