I would like to thank the people of Costa Mesa who voted to re-elect me for four more years on the City Council. I am honored to serve the citizens of our great city.
As an elected councilwoman, I am reminded daily of the core mission of any city: to protect its citizens, provide emergency services, keep traffic moving on safe city streets, support a growing economic base and provide essential services — all within a balanced budget. Costa Mesa is fortunate to have hard-working fire and police personnel who keep our city safe and secure and have reduced our city's serious crime rate by 12% since 2009.
On Oct. 26, I voted with council members Gary Monahan and Katrina Foley for new employee agreements that support this mission. I want you to understand the reasons for my vote.