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Fiscal Responsibility

Our budget remains balanced, new businesses are being added to our tax base and we are successfully addressing the long-standing financial hurdle of deferred maintenance. In short, the City has been through rough times, but thanks to prudent financial management, its solvency and ability to grow have never been threatened.

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Public Safety

The most important responsibility of our City is to maintain a safe environment. Supporting our police, fire and public works departments with the personnel and tools they need are paramount to achieving this goal. We are now experiencing the lowest crime rates in decades.

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Infrastructure Repair

Work is already underway on much of Monrovia’s deferred maintenance – more than $3 million was spent last year on street and sidewalk repair and every street will be up to standard within three years. Comprehensive plans are in place to finance and complete all needed infrastructure repair in the next few years.

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Neighborhood Protection

I remain committed to protecting our neighborhoods and business districts while also balancing property rights and economic realities. I have a strong record in that regard, and have consistently voted with all of Monrovia’s interests in mind.

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Commitment to Our Youth

When we experienced five teen suicides in five years, I collaborated with the Superintendent of the Monrovia Unified School District to find a formal way to address the situation. A group entitled Healing Connections resulted, and is now in its

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Commitment to Our Community

I believe it is important for every Monrovia citizen to be helpful to the numerous non-profits and organizations that assist our residents.

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