Create, Commit, Collaborate

Park-Anaheim

As a proud 43 year Anaheim citizen, I am so thankful and appreciative of our city. From the East Hills to the West End, I am grateful for all of the beauty and charm that our diverse community has to offer its residents.

However, I believe Anaheim has plenty of room for improvement.  It is imperative that city leadership focus on the three key areas that matter most to our entire community: creating a business friendly environment and welcoming new business to Anaheim, committing to our neighborhoods, and collaborating to improve our city’s recreational areas.

Collaborate: Building a Fun and Beautiful Anaheim

Millions of people visit our city’s theme parks and resorts every year in search of exciting, fun and unforgettable family memories. Our city is blessed to be such a fun vacation destination; however, there is still much that needs to be done to make Anaheim a fun and beautiful place for its actual residents.

I believe that for each of us to be at our best we must find balance in life. We must find ways to have fun. Through my work at the Eli Home, I am fortunate enough to be surrounded by children each and every day. Some are facing extremely challenging circumstances, but each and everyone still innately finds ways to play and enjoy life.

Whatever your favorite pastime, whether it is hiking in the hills, feeding the ducks in Pearson Park, playing ball with your children, or simply enjoying a good book from your local library, there is so much that our local city government can do to excite and help you find happier ways to experience your city.

However, there are still far too many neighborhoods in our city that are dominated by concrete and absent of proper recreational facilities, infrastructure and parks. The hills are plush with beauty; however, west and central are severely lacking proper recreational outlets for their residents.

I realize that beautifying our entire city takes time. In the short term, we must strive for more collaboration between parks and recreation and local schools to ensure that proper space is provided for our youth to exercise and have an outlet to play and enjoy the day.

As your Mayor, I will collaborate with schools and other local organizations to improve our parks and recreational facilitates throughout all of Anaheim.