Priorities and Accomplishments

Key First Term Accomplishments

  • Introduced and passed resolution to raise income cap on Senior Tax Deferrals
  • Fought to fully fund Emergency Rental Assistance for Medford residents impacted by COVID-19
  • Pushed for key zoning changes and funding for city projects to support multi-modal, sustainable transportation
  • Advocated for solar arrays on development projects; called for reinstatement and expansion of key bus routes in Medford
  • Prioritized zoning change that now permits breweries in Medford
  • Voted in favor of CPA funding for city park upgrades including tree canopy repopulating in parks
  • Introduced now-funded line item to support translation services for city communications
  • Co-sponsored resolution declaring systemic racism a public health crisis

Priorities for Next Term

Housing: Expand inclusionary zoning to make homeownership possible for more residents; allow for residential exemption so residents can continue to call Medford home

Sustainability and transportation: Sustainable zoning and resilient building standards to support a climate ready Medford; support safe streets for all through redesign, zoning, and people-centered development projects

Vibrant Squares and Green Space: Smart development and zoning improvements to support lively, pedestrian-friendly squares across the city; codify language to enhance our tree canopy and pervious surface to reduce impacts of heat islands, flooding, and increase curb appeal

Community: Continue to support a welcoming and accessible City Hall through translation services/interpreters, increased meeting access, and community outreach to ensure all voices are represented in city decisions