Monday, October 24th is the start of Diwali, a festival of lights. Diwali symbolizes the sentiment of good over evil. I wish everyone a happy Diwali!
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The political mudslinging is in high gear and we are all tired of the attack ads but we cannot forget that we have more in common than our differences. Our community has shown time and time again that we care about each other. We can be red or blue without forgetting that we are OrangeContinue reading “Political Polarization”
Early voting begins October 24th through November 6th. Voting early is a great tool to beat the lines and cast your vote prior to Election Day. Voting is your opportunity to hire or fire the decision makers in our society, and every vote counts. Orange County residents can vote at any early voting site withContinue reading “Early Voting”
Roads Through Parks
Orange County residents have been clear about wanting to invest in and protect our parks and green spaces. And yet some officials looking for a cheap short cut make our public parks the “preferred route”. Orange County Commission was recently asked to approve a road through Cypress Grove Park, a treasured public green space inContinue reading “Roads Through Parks”
Last week, Jews everywhere observed Yom Kippur, the holiest day of the year. It is a day of reflection, service, and betterment. I hope everyone had a meaningful fast!
Before, during, and after Hurricane Ian, Orange County’s first responders were unflinching in their support of our community. Even though Orange County isn’t coastal, we had water rescues all weekend. With unprecedented flooding, the response plan went off without a hitch, but recovery may be slow. Thank you to our incredible first responders who haveContinue reading “Hurricane Ian”
Tomorrow is Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year. It is a time for those who observe to shake off the past year, reflect, and look ahead at who we want to be in the coming year. Judaism is rooted in public service, good deeds, and compassion. To the Jewish community, L’Shana Tova, may you haveContinue reading “Rosh Hashanah”
Last week, we saw Hurricane Fiona wreak havoc on Puerto Rico and the Caribbean at large. As we consider housing policy, transportation infrastructure, and school capacity, we must keep climate migration and natural disaster resiliency at the top of mind. From a policy standpoint, we must make bold moves on housing supply and meaningfully investContinue reading “Climate Migration”
Housing Trust Fund
On Tuesday, County Commissioners unanimously approved a plan to create 2,550 affordable housing units in Orange County, along with a separate plan to incentivize the construction of more affordable housing. Despite all the attention on our rent stabilization ordinance, it is not a panacea. Rather, it is one of many ways we can begin toContinue reading “Housing Trust Fund”
Shingle Creek Recap
I get daily calls about flooded streets, backyards and even the parking lot for a high school football field but rarely have immediate solutions. On Tuesday, the Orange County Commission discussed the importance of the Shingle Creek Basin and mapped out an action plan for protection and preservation of this biodiverse environmental system. What doesContinue reading “Shingle Creek Recap”