Since my election in 2020, I have worked tirelessly on water quality issues from stormwater retention to the new fertilizer ordinance update and revised wetland code. I championed a more comprehensive tree protection ordinance and GreenPLACE conservation program. All of these efforts are based on the voter support of the charter amendment passed providing for the Right to Clean Water. While some on the Board say “If we don’t grow, we die,” I know that if we don’t change the way we protect water, we’ll die. Our natural resources should be the cornerstone of all good decision-making.