I believe in cities. Making cities sustainable and economically vibrant is key to making them livable and equitable, offering all their residents the opportunity to pursue their dreams.
I believe in collaboration and public advocacy. Government at all levels—federal, state, and local—can and should be responsive to the needs and aspirations of every citizen and resident, allowing them access to cultural, educational, recreational, and employment opportunities.
I believe in balanced, alternative transportation. Building a comprehensive transportation system that accommodates all users and makes wise use of financial and environmental resources will position our city and our nation to be economically strong and competitive in the 21st century.
I believe in being anxiously engaged in good causes. Societal change starts at the personal and community level—and with me. Individuals and organizations have an obligation to act with conscience, not just convenience. Making the world a better place is not idealism; it’s desirable, it’s necessary, and it’s possible.