expanded parks &
Advocated for a $15 million bond to fund the Open Space program – focusing on acquiring and improving land citywide to enhance ecosystem services and conserve natural areas – which voters approved in the 2022 bond election.
Led the creation of the 290+ acre park and open space conservation area, Rock Creek Ranch Park.
Initiated a successful recurring “Litter Day with Dr. J” event, attended by dozens each month, reducing litter in the District at locations such as Summer Creek Drive, Alta Mesa, McCart and Oakmont Blvd.
Ensured the creation of new parks and trail connections in residential development, providing additional recreational spaces for current and future residents.
Advocated for increased park maintenance and secured $10.1 million investment in District 6 city parks, including capital improvements in parks such as Westhaven, Candleridge, Rosemary Ridge, Fox Run Park, Chisholm Trail, and C.P. Hadley.
Co-authored and passed the Migratory Bird (Egret) Operational policy, safeguarding homes and businesses from the impacts of migratory patterns while ensuring the conservation of federally protected species including egrets.
Expanded environmental fund by adding $6 million annually to increase capacity for environmental projects and services, such as litter cleanup and street sweeping.