Priorities and Plans
for a Brighter Albuquerque

Public Safety and Crime


Our City Council must have the vision and knowledge to be able to work on complex public safety issues. As our next District 7 City Councilor I will work to:

  • Build innovative, evidence-based violence prevention strategies for Albuquerque in partnership with neighborhoods and communities.
  • Ensure our city is treating violence as a public health threat and not a war on crime.
  • Grow the Department of Community Safety.
  • Expand and deepen community policing practices.
  • Identify new ways to use CPTED (crime prevention through environmental design) in District 7 to drive down property and violent crime.
  • Address the public safety hazards of abandoned properties and clean up blighted area.




Healthy, Green, Water Smart, Sustainable City


​As chair of the city's public art board, I work on traffic calming projects with the Vision Zero task force to reduce pedestrian fatalities. I look forward to expanding on this work as a City Councilor.

  • I support smart measures to address areas with chronic high-speed driving.
  • I support infill projects in District 7 to reduce Albuquerque's sprawl, improve walkability and public transit use, and reduce traffic, pollution, and noise.
  • I will work to create more shade with drought-tolerant trees to counter the heat island effects that amplify climate change.
  • I will ensure our infrastructure improvement projects are treated as opportunities to encourage physical activity, create more walkable and bikable amenities and businesses that attract foot traffic, and enhance community relationships.
  • I support expanding programs that use our impressive parks, creating a more vibrant city with healthy opportunities for kids and adults.
  • I support smart dark sky friendly lighting infrastructure for safer, more pedestrian friendly streets at night.
  • I support ensuring that our City's water usage is smart and sustainable.
  • I will work to ensure that our City no longer waters the city parks right after or during rain storms. It is a waste of water and not smart for us to do during a pandemic.




Behavioral Health


Access to behavioral health services is critical to breaking the cycle of instability and poverty for people living with trauma, abuse, and addiction. It's clear that too many children in Albuquerque are affected by caregivers struggling with this, especially since COVID, and it's a cause of homelessness.

  • I will ensure our City coordinates with county and state efforts to better ensure we’re helping vulnerable families and support the rebuilding of behavioral health programs.




Smart and Sensitive Economic Development


Local businesses are a foundation of our community and our economy. My family has been doing business in Albuquerque for more than 120 years.

  • I support growing job training and development, connecting skilled talent with employers, mentoring future entrepreneurs, and diversifying our industries.
  • I support living wages and quality jobs, and I'm excited about the growth of local food and agriculture.
  • I believe in arts and culture as an economic engine to spur growth and support our impressive creative community in Albuquerque to find ways to reach wider audiences, attract visitors and customers, and benefit our hotels and restaurants.




Development/ Planning/ Zoning/ IDO


Many of our goals to improve Albuquerque and District 7 (walkability, reduced traffic, improved public safety, addressing vacant and abandoned buildings, behavioral health provision, economic development) hinge on appropriate planning and zoning. Currently, the development and redevelopment of the city is happening in an unequal fashion. Tens of millions of dollars in municipal outlay in District 7 have been consumed by a small number of mega-projects with still unproven benefits for their host district. We deserve diverse business vitality as well as upkeep and reinvestment in our older neighborhoods. Small businesses comprise the majority of Albuquerque’s economy. Streets in District 7 like San Mateo and Menaul Blvd are populated with hundreds of businesses, mostly local, that provide a needed buffer for residential areas. Our neighborhoods in the district are peaceful and most conveniences are close to home. For years, residents of the district had a say in how our area developed and what kind of business can operate near home. A few years ago, the City overhauled its zoning and development code and created the Integrated Development Ordinance (IDO). Since its application in 2018, the IDO has proven itself to be useful in fast-tracking development, but sorely deficient in terms of neighborhood protections. The IDO restricts the standing rights (the right to object) of residential property owners as well as Neighborhood Associations. As Albuquerque moves towards its next phase of development, neighborhood interests and perspectives must remain strong; residents and taxpayers must have a say in how their municipal bonds are spent; and development must serve the needs of residents, not just corporations. In terms of development, our city council acts as the final approval authority. For this reason, voters must elect councilors who demonstrate support for the people they represent, rather than only listening to developer lobbyists who are willing to remake Albuquerque into something it’s not just for their financial bottom line.

  • As our next City Councilor, I promise to not only listen to my constituents, but to actively seek their input and take it seriously. I know I will hear from developers, as they can afford lobbyists to advocate for them in City Hall. I will hold regular town halls and open office hours to ensure that neighborhood associations and residents are able to have a seat at the table.




Other stances on more global political issues:


  • I am a proud progressive democrat.
  • I am a proud feminist.
  • Black Lives Matter to me and I believe that we all need to embrace the deep messages behind this simple statement.
  • I strive to recognize the indigenous land where my community is now situated and the first people who occupied our land.
  • I am pro LGBTQIA+ rights.
  • I am passionate about gun safety.
  • I am pro-choice.
  • I am pro-labor unions, I support the right for employees organize and bargain.
  • I believe our social programs need to serve those who are in the most vulnerable life situations including women who are victims of domestic violence.
  • I am pro-immigrant rights.
  • I believe healthcare is a human right.
  • I believe a well funded education system with high teacher salaries is a fundamentally important goal of government.
  • I believe in the separation of church and state.
  • Science is fact and I believe it should guide policy making decisions.
  • I support regulation and rehabilitation instead of the criminalization of drugs.
  • I believe voting is the foundation of our democracy and we should have easy access to the polls for all people.




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Public Safety and Crime

Our City Council must have the vision and knowledge to be able to work on complex public safety issues.

As our next District 7 City Councilor I will work to:

  • Build innovative, evidence-based violence prevention strategies for Albuquerque in partnership with neighborhoods and communities.

  • Ensure our city is treating violence as a public health threat and not a war on crime.

  • Grow the Department of Community Safety.

  • Expand and deepen community policing practices.

  • Identify new ways to use CPTED (crime prevention through environmental design) in District 7 to drive down property and violent crime.

  • Address the public safety hazards of abandoned properties and clean up blighted areas.

  • I support smart measures to address areas with chronic high-speed driving.

Healthy, Green, Water Smart, Sustainable City

As Chair of the city's public art board, I work on traffic calming projects with the Vision Zero task force to reduce pedestrian fatalities. I look forward to expanding on this work as a City Councilor. 

  • I support infill projects in District 7 to reduce Albuquerque's sprawl, improve walkability and public transit use, and reduce traffic, pollution, and noise.

  • I will work to create more shade with drought-tolerant trees to counter the heat island effects that amplify climate change.

  • I will ensure our infrastructure improvement projects are treated as opportunities to encourage physical activity, create more walkable and bike-able amenities and businesses that attract foot traffic, and enhance community relationships.

  • I support expanding programs that use our impressive parks, creating a more vibrant city with healthy opportunities for kids and adults.

  • I support adding more lighting infrastructure for safer, more pedestrian friendly streets at night. 

  • I support ensuring that our city's water usage is smart and sustainable.

  • I will work to ensure that our city no longer waters the city parks right after or during rain storms. 

Behavioral Health

Access to behavioral health services is critical to breaking the cycle of instability and poverty for people living with trauma, abuse, and addiction. It's clear that too many children in Albuquerque are affected by caregivers struggling with this, especially since COVID, and it's a cause of homelessness.

  • I will ensure our city coordinates with county and state efforts to better ensure we’re helping vulnerable families and support the rebuilding of behavioral health programs.

Smart and Sensitive Economic Development

 

Local businesses are a foundation of our community and our economy. My family has been doing business in Albuquerque for more than 120 years.

  • I support growing job training and development, connecting skilled talent with employers, mentoring future entrepreneurs, and diversifying our industries.

  • I support living wages and quality jobs, and I'm excited about the growth of local food and agriculture.

  • I believe in arts and culture as an economic engine to spur growth and support our impressive creative community in Albuquerque to find ways to reach wider audiences, attract visitors and customers, and benefit our hotels and restaurants.

Development/ Planning/ Zoning/ IDO

Many goals for Albuquerque and District 7 (walkability, reduced traffic, public safety, addressing vacant and abandoned buildings, behavioral health services, economic development) hinge on strong planning and zoning. Unfortunately, the development and redevelopment of the City is currently happening unequally. Tens of millions of dollars in municipal outlay in District 7 have been consumed by a small number of mega-projects. We need to ensure that our business vitality is diverse, as well as the upkeep and re-investment in our older neighborhoods. 

Streets like San Mateo and Menaul hold hundreds of businesses in the district, mostly local, offering conveniences close to home and a buffer to residential areas. For years, residents had a say in how their area developed. In 2018, the Integrated Development Ordinance (IDO) went into effect to guide development. While the IDO has proven to be effective in fast-tracking projects, it's been sorely deficient in neighborhood protections, restricting the standing rights of residential property owners and neighborhood associations. As Albuquerque moves toward its next phase of development, neighborhood interests and perspectives must be strong; residents and taxpayers must have a say in how their municipal bonds are spent; and development must serve the needs of residents, not just companies. City Council acts as the final approval authority for development, and voters must elect councilors who demonstrate support for the people they represent. 

  • As our next City Councilor, I promise to actively seek constituent input on development issues and take it seriously. I know I will hear from developers and their lobbyists in City Hall.

  • I will hold regular town halls and open office hours to ensure that neighborhood associations and residents have a seat at the table.

Other stances on more global political issues:

  • I am a proud progressive Democrat.

  • I am a proud feminist.

  • Black Lives Matter to me and I believe that we all need to embrace the deep messages behind this simple statement.

  • I strive to recognize the indigenous land where my community is now situated and the first people who occupied our land.  

  • I am pro LGBTQIA+ rights.

  • I am passionate about gun safety. 

  • I am pro-choice.

  • I am pro-labor unions; I support the right for employees organize and bargain. 

  • I believe our social programs need to serve those who are in the most vulnerable life situations, including women who are victims of domestic violence and their children.

  • I am pro-immigrant rights.

  • I believe healthcare is a human right.

  • I believe a well-funded education system with high teacher salaries is a fundamentally important goal of government. 

  • I believe in the separation of church and state.

  • Science is fact and I believe it should guide policy making decisions.

  • I support regulation and rehabilitation instead of the criminalization of drugs.

  • I believe voting is the foundation of our democracy and we should have easy access to the polls for all people.