My campaign is founded on three words, leadership through service. This commitment is reflected in five key issues:
1. Enhancing Public Safety
Where people feel safe, communities thrive. Nothing is more important than the safety of our residents. . First responders deserve our support. That means not only creating a budget that works, but working to establish lines of communication that ensure we remain safe in an emergency. Pedestrian safety is also a big issue, given our increased traffic from the tech sector and sudden rise in homelessness. If elected, I will dedicate my tenure to ensuring that San Bruno is the safest city on the Peninsula.
2. Senior Services
My father, Bob Marshall, was Mayor of San Bruno for 12 years starting in the 1980. One of his greatest accomplishments was the creation of the San Bruno Senior Center. The Center is a fantastic resource for our community, offering the free lunch program, and a wide variety of exercise classes and arts programs. I intend to expand that programming to include innovations such as mixed-age reading groups for elders and young kids. I look forward to maintaining and improving both the building and services offered to significantly advance the dignity and quality of life of our older adults.
3. Youth Services
As Parks and Recreation Commission Board Chair, and a father of three young children, youth services are important to me. As School Board President of St. Robert’s school, I am intimately familiar with the needs of children. Our city will be developing a new $50 million recreation center at San Bruno Park. Thoughtfulness, creativity, and fiscal responsibility will be crucial to ensure the project gets completed correctly and on time.
4. Strengthening Infrastructure
To keep our city running smoothly, one must be ready to handle a variety of issues, from parking solutions and downtown commercial redevelopment to San Bruno Cable TV planning. Using my sharp negotiation skills, and relationships built over decades, I look forward to tackling any issues that may arise.
Responsiveness is the hallmark of my professional life.
If elected, I will maintain an open-door policy. I’ve always been a good listener – but now is the time for greater personal engagement. I pledge to be accessible, responsive, authentic, and transparent.