BARBARA ON THE ISSUES
Why Vote for Me?
Experience - Nothing prepares you for being mayor better than doing the job. I have 4 years of experience as Mayor and 10 years as a City Council Member. I know what it takes and I'm up to the task. Click here to learn more.
Teamwork- The Mayor is one vote among 7 on the City Council. To get anything done, I have to work with my colleagues. I am proud to be endorsed by four of my Council colleagues. Together, are committed to keeping the City on track and moving Hayward forward.
Collaboration - Through participation on numerous county and regional boards and commissions I have developed strong working relationships with fellow elected officials. This allows me to direct resources and support to Hayward for projects and programs that help our City.
Issues I Care About
Housing - The Bay Area-wide housing crisis is hitting Hayward hard. I have lead the Council in taking actions to improve the situation in Hayward and we are in the process of exploring more steps to take. So far we have...
Budget - The current City Council has worked hard to tighten our belt. In the past several years we have:
Public Safety - This is the number one priority of local government, making sure our residents have a healthy and safe place to live.
Youth - Making Hayward a better place for our kids to grow and learn has always been important to me.
Environment - I am proud of Hayward's strong commitment to protecting our environment.
In My Own Words...
Mayoral Debate on October 4, 2018
The following videos were taken at the Hayward Democratic Club's Forum. Candidates were limited to 30 second answers.