Malibu is now facing two critical issues that will have tremendous impact on our community. First, the extremely close defeat of the bond issue will force the city to seek creative solutions to meet our desperate need for family parks, playing fields, and a community center that will serve all our residents And second, the Coastal Commission’s draft of Malibu’s Local Coastal Plan will require the city to double its efforts to exercise local control over the amount and type of development that will be permitted in our city. Each of these issues will be paramount in our attempt to restrain high-density commercial development and improve, not diminish, Malibu’s quality of life
I feel the last year and a half has given me the experience needed to help resolve these issues. Therefore, I am announcing my candidacy for reelection to City Council in 2002 and pledge to attack issues, not people, and concentrate on solutions, not problems.