Veronica’s Priorities

 
πŸ“Œ COVID Recovery – Let’s get businesses back open and kids back to school, with Safe practices and protocols in place to ensure everyones safely, together we can get this done! See resources…
 
πŸ“Œ Fiscal Sustainability – One of two Council members serving on the Sustainability Ad-Hoc Committee with Councilmember Arriola, on financial sustainability. Our goal is to have a balance budget and bring our city from the structural deficit.
 
πŸ“Œ Affordable Housing – Council member Arriola and I are working on creating the first city wide affordable housing policy. See current city resources……
 
πŸ“Œ Homelessness – This Homelessness Strategic Plan outlines an ongoing comprehensive strategy to make homelessness rare, brief, and non-recurring in the City of Tracy. The direction and goals included in this plan build upon the recent progress the City has made towards ending homelessness while also recognizing new practices, emerging challenges, and opportunities to develop a system that uses all available resources to house people experiencing homelessness. Read more…
 
πŸ“Œ Traffic/Congestion – I was one of the founding members of the ValleyLink project. The project is a long-range planning and urban design study that is evaluating how the introduction of commuter rail service, via Tri-Valley Regional Rail Authority’s planned ValleyLink line. I worked successfully to update the master plan for bikes which resulted in establishing the green bike lanes and I am been working to improve amenities at our municipal airport and have successfully lobby for several grants which resulted in funding for new taxiways and new equipment. Read more…
 
πŸ“Œ Infrastructure/Transportation Projects – I have worked on several projects like the new 11th street overpass. We just received a $25M grant for a new HWY 580 bridge. I’m continually working on improving congestion and traffic issues within our city as well as in our region and state. I spearheaded and implemented the first effort for broadband 6 years ago as the city made repairs or install new roads while laying down new network cable conduit. As vice-chair of the Transportation, Communications, and Public Works Policy Committee of the CA Leagues of Cities, I will make sure Tracy’s interests are part of the discussion. Transportation, infrastructure improvements, telecommunications, broadband deployment, bike safety and other issues are discussed and to influence policy in Sacramento as well as in Washington DC with advice and recommendations to the legislature.