Fiscal Responsibility

Thousand Oaks remains a well-run, fiscally sound enterprise. As your councilmember I have advocated for sound fiscal policies that place us at the forefront of cities within California. Building on previous efforts to shore up our employee retirement system, the Council recently took the bold step of refinancing previously unfunded obligations, resulting in a taxpayer savings of $30 million over the next 15 years. Because of our sound fiscal position, the Council was also able to transfer $11 million in captured savings to fund the largest-ever street repaving project in Thousand Oaks history. Other cities can only dream about doing such things.

As a member of the Board of Directors of the National League of Cities, I continue to work to advocate for policies that promote cities and maintain funding to programs that allow cities to thrive. A short time ago, I was able to set up a meeting between local nonprofits and our member of Congress so they could share firsthand the impacts of any reduction in CDBG Grants or other federal funding.

When re-elected to office, I will continue to press for sound fiscal policies that will keep us in great fiscal health for the future.

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