Public safety means we feel safe wherever we happen to be. For too many of us in Santa Clara County, this is no longer the case. This safety has eroded as more crimes have been reclassified as non-violent felonies and misdemeanors. Convicted criminals are spending less time in prison.
While I support prison reform and rehabilitation, the reclassification of crimes has to change and more support needs to be given to those being released from jails.
- Supported every piece of legislation that made San Jose safer
- Championed funding to Open our Southern San Jose Police Substation
- Fought to hire more police officers
- Supported all city-sponsored crime prevention programs including after school learning
(San Jose Learns), YMCA summer learning, gang prevention, neighborhood safety watches, and summer jobs programs (San Jose Works)
As your Supervisor, I will fight for money to help get released prisoners back on their feet so they are less likely to re-offend. I will call for audits for services for the formerly incarcerated to make sure they work and our taxes are being spent wisely. I will fight to fund more traffic enforcement officers to keep our streets safe.