The economic and social effects of COVID-19 will last for years. We need leadership that understands the complex situation we are in, facing loss of revenue for municipal services, experience is needed to lead us through this time. Being a small business owner, an attorney as well as having had 8 years experience working to keep La Mesa financially sound, Kristine provides this experience.
A city cannot prosper and a community will not be vibrant without a strong dedication to businesses. La Mesa is heavily sales tax dependent and we must also be looking for ways to help and improve our business community. Kristine believes in making it easier and faster to start a business in La Mesa and is dedicates to us "Getting to Yes" for new and existing businesses, removing roadblocks and delay for both start up and existing businesses.
We must have a community where we feel safe. Kristine is dedicated to providing the first responders with the things they need to protect us. We need to have our police officers working on crime and crime prevention instead of social work. We need an expanded La Mesa police force with additional training. Kristine is proud to have earned the endorsement of the La Mesa Police Officers Association and looks forward to working with our officers to keep La Mesans safe.
La Mesa has many unique neighborhoods and these neighborhoods must maintain their character. Kristine is committed to having new development follow our existing General Plan. We are currently zoned to accommodate all of the State's Regional Housing Needs (RHNA) requirements and plan amendments and zone changes are not necessary to ensure affordable housing for our current and future residents.