As District 4 Supervisor, I am like the mayor of North Fair Oaks. That means, I wake up and go to sleep thinking about the lives of the people that I serve who live in this community. Since taking office, I have heard from many constituents that it is often difficult to report problems like abandoned cars, streetlight outages and trash on the sidewalk. They don’t know who to call, or whether the issue would be fixed in a timely fashion.
As the Co-Chair of San Mateo County Home for All Initiative and Supervisor of District 4, I had the honor to speak at the grand opening of the Sequoia Belle Haven Senior Living in Menlo Park. With 90 units of housing, this $43 million development was no small feat! It entailed a partnership between the public and private sectors, and a method of financing crucial to growing our housing stock.
District 4 resident Rafael Avendano is the After-School and Summer Program Director for Siena Youth Center of the St. Francis Center, former Chair of the North Fair Oaks Community Council, and a hands-on leader in North Fair Oaks – and he is only 31 years old! Rafael is a passionate advocate for education, accessibility, open space, affordable housing, and the positive development of future leaders.
One of my favorite places to be is in the District-- speaking with you, your neighbors and local business owners about your real life joys and challenges.
As part of June's 2017 Black History Year, Robert Hoover, a fixture in East Palo Alto, California, shared his story about growing up in the 1930’s in the South.