Address County-wide Problems
“I will do everything I can to communicate a sense of hope and agency toward creative solutions that improve both our lives and our footprints.”
Marin has a unique history, having “opened up” only in 1937 and benefitted from such strong and smart advocacy for land preservation. We now are in an era where the issue is how we learn to live within our urban boundaries. Use of fossil fuels must and will be a thing of the past; materials use and disposal must and will be re-thought into a circular economy. Exactly how this will play out is unknown, but the overall direction is unmistakable. Fortunately Marin has been a great leader and remains a powerful, creative example, getting ahead of these curves.
One issue affects everyone in the Bay Area: Our location is such that the personal automobile is currently the primary form of transportation – creating congestion and degradation of our community space, and being a huge source of GHG emissions and the other many negative effects of the automobile, including separation of people from each other.
For decades the approaches to decreasing auto use have been public transit, bicycling/walking, and traditional carpooling. There appear to be solutions on the horizon, with the “sharing economy” and Transportation as a Service becoming common in urban settings. In San Francisco many young people already skip the trouble of owning a vehicle. I will do everything I can to communicate a sense of hope and agency toward creative solutions that improve both our lives and our footprints.