Rob on the Issues

Rob is deeply committed to using his many years of experience, energy and vision to meet challenges facing our communities and accelerate Santa Clara County’s pivot to a prosperous, inclusive and dynamic community, built for the future.
Rob’s priorities with focus on innovative solutions and commitment to positive results include:

Regional Economic Vibrancy

  • Help local businesses recover from the impact of COVID 19
  • Increase affordable housing supply, including expanding innovative solutions to the growing problem of homelessness
  • Fund strategic infrastructure projects including electrifying trains to Gilroy
  • Improve transit and paratransit options for underserved and transit dependent communities
  • Protect and preserve our unique open spaces, parks and wildlife corridors
  • Support our farmers by encouraging policies that promote carbon sequestration

Disaster Preparedness and Public Safety

  • Promote proactive disaster planning by addressing flood and wildfire prevention and protection, defensible space, clear evacuation routes and an integrated communications system for those in harm’s way
  • Improve recovery and mitigation efforts in the aftermath of natural disaster events
  • Strengthen the Office of Emergency Management Support
  • Ensure that departments tasked with providing public safety are fully staffed and equipped with the necessary training and support to serve our diverse communities

Healthy and Safe Communities

  • Find solutions to mitigate the impact of COVID on the economy and the health of residents
  • Make children’s health and education a top priority
  • Support and expand programs to allow senior citizens to age in place with dignity
  • Work to make inpatient and outpatient mental health services and treatment accessible for all
  • Promote policies to protect our environment, clean air and water