Below is a partial list of legislative accomplishments...

  • Made flood gate plans available free of charge to all

  • Advocated and secured a hazardous fuel reduction grant. This enabled the biggest chipper day effort the town has seen in decades

  • Got the Town signed up as Deep Green at Marin Clean Energy. All of our Town's electricity needs (excluding streetlights) are supplied by solar panels on the Pavilion

  • Voted to install cameras in the Women's Club and have all of the Council and Planning Commission meetings broadcast - a great step that ensures transparency and helps democracy

  • Approved the East-West Bicycle Corridor Plan (Fairfax to San Rafael) - after contributing may of it's elements as a part of the advisory committee

  • Voted to expand the Ross Valley Fire Department to include Sleepy Hollow and Ross

  • Supported and voted for the establishment of FOCAS - our highly successful Youth Program

  • Moved the Town's money (banking) out of Bank of America and to Bank of Marin, saving lots of money in fees, and keeping our money locally invested.

  • FairBuck Project - an education and awareness project about why it's important to keep money local, and help community projects with proceeds at the same time. Only 15% of money spent in chains like Target stay in the community. Nearly 70% of money spent in locally owned stores stays here, getting re-spent locally

  • Helped create a budget and plan for paying our retirement and health care costs

  • Helped to pass a sales tax measure, to keep our town solvent

  • Passed an ordinance legalizing bee keeping in town

  • Developed and built the "Bike Spine", a project to help kids ride and walk safely to schools

  • Refinanced Measure K bonds, lowering costs on your tax bills, and getting more funds to repave roads

  • Supported and voted for the establishment of FOCAS - our highly successful Youth Program

  • Moved the Town's money (banking) out of Bank of America and to Bank of Marin, saving lots of money in fees, and keeping our money locally invested.

  • FairBuck Project - an education and awareness project about why it's important to keep money local, and help community projects with proceeds at the same time. Only 15% of money spent in chains like Target stay in the community. Nearly 70% of money spent in locally owned stores stays here, getting re-spent locally

  • Helped create a budget and plan for paying our retirement and health care costs

  • Helped to pass a sales tax measure, to keep our town solvent

  • Passed an ordinance legalizing bee keeping in town

  • Developed and built the "Bike Spine", a project to help kids ride and walk safely to schools

  • Refinanced Measure K bonds, lowering costs on your tax bills, and getting more funds to repave roads

  • Supported and encouraged our Police Dispatch (open 24 / 7) to also contract dispatch services for Ross and the College of Marin, bringing revenue to our town and effectively paying for the night-time dispatcher

  • Got grants to entirely fund the charging stations for electric vehicles in town

  • Completed the sidewalk connection to Manor School adjacent to the Community Church

  • Completed the striping of bike lanes on Sir Francis Drake Blvd

  • Shut down plans to open a Chevron Gas Station in downtown

  • Promoted the Trails Network throughout town - publishing maps online, working with neighbors and volunteers to build steps, and contracting with NBCC to improve more trails

  • Successfully negotiated completion of the Pastori Outfall Storm Drain project, protecting 400 houses from flooding and saving the Pastori bridge

  • Passed a resolution to discourage the sale and use of rat poisons, which often kill beneficial predators (owls, raptors)

  • Passed a resolution calling for a fracking moratorium statewide

  • Voted to pass a resolution calling for the rescue of Fukushima Reactor, gaining international support

  • Built a trail giving access to the Egger Preserve Open Space, from the top (via Concrete Pipe Road)

  • Expanded the anti-Chain store ordinance to include the Highway Commercial zone in Fairfax

  • Enabled additional second units built outside of the Wildland Urban Interface zone to be built without expensive sprinklers

  • Endorsed as a Council the reform of Prop 13 to allow the re-assessment of large commercial and industrial properties (while keeping protection for housing intact)

  • Passed a Climate Action Plan

  • Negotiated the solution to noise problems at Deer Park Villa

  • Funded gap-closing money enabling the purchase of Sky Ranch, for dedication as open space

  • Gave support to the rescuers of Marin History Museum's efforts at artifact preservation

  • Established policy guidelines for short term rentals (e g air B &B)

  • Passed an ordinance streamlining permits for solar panels

  • Ensured that streetlight conversion to energy saving LEDs uses the warmer color version (not the cold and garish ones)

  • Passed an ordinance allowing Junior Second Units

  • Passed an ordinance regulating cultivation of medical marijuanna

  • Encouraged water conservation through rule changes

  • Was appointed to the newly created Neighborhood Liason, for pedestrian, bike, and vehicle safety

  • Established many new bike racks in town

  • Supported safety by installing 4 flashing signals in town, at heavily used crosswalks

  • Established funding sources for yellow school buses

  • Supported fixing 5 bridges around town, to reduce flooding

  • Encouraged the County to purchase Sunnyside Growing Grounds, up stream of Lefty Gomez, for use as an alternative detention basin to reduce flooding

  • Refinanced Calpers retirement debt obligations from 7.5% to 5.3%, saving over $1M

  • Endorsed SB 54, calling for non-enforcement of immigration laws statewide

  • Established a new Zoning designation that enabled the establishment of Victory Village affordable senior housing, without the State forcing other zoning changes and removing local control

  • Established Town policies encouraging "pollinator friendly vegetation" (bee habitat)