Local Issues

Making Housing More Affordable

Encourage new residential housing at both market-rate and below-market rate so that our workforce, families, children, and seniors at all income levels have an opportunity to live in our cities

Continue to require developers to build or contribute a fee toward meeting affordable housing goals

Maintain rent stabilization for the primary benefit of low-income individuals and households and minimize costs for small property owners

Encourage accessory dwelling  units that increase the housing stock and help seniors age in place

Building a Stronger, Fairer Economy

Attract living-wage green and STEM job opportunities for our residents, paired with equitable hiring practices

Actively collaborate and energize our community to tackle the legacy of racial inequality in public policy by considering equity in policy decisions, including the allocation of public safety, social services, and economic development resources in historically under-served areas

Improving Community Health and Safety

Target funding for social services and addiction recovery to nonprofit organizations with a demonstrated record of sound management and outcomes

Practice compassion and provide proactive service interventions for  the homeless and those suffering from severe mental health issues

Nurture positive relationships between police and the neighborhoods they serve

Support evidence-based solutions to improve policing and provide targeted social services to improve public safety outcomes

Support training programs for law enforcement officers that include de-escalation; implicit, unconscious, and explicit bias; cultural competency; interacting with people with disabilities, including individuals with mental or behavioral health challenges; and dealing with individuals under the influence of alcohol or drugs

Expand investment in disaster preparedness to address the threats posed by climate change, earthquakes, and wildfires

Advocate and support strategies to prevent closure of essential emergency and healthcare services at our medical centers

Continue to make COVID-19 testing readily available, aggressively pursue strategies to vaccinate all eligible residents

Restoring and Strengthening Democracy

Encourage broad participation in city and county commissions from people of all racial, social-economic, religious, gender identity, and political backgrounds

Oppose all attempts to disenfranchise voters through voter ID laws, closure of polling places in low-income neighborhoods, and unconstitutional purges of voter rolls

Make voting easier and more accessible for all by supporting automatic voter registration, same-day voter registration, early voting, universal vote-from-home and vote-by-mail options, and by making Election Day a federal holiday

Support overturning the Citizens United decision to restrain the power of money in politics

Social Justice

Constitutional Rights & Protections

Democrats fight to protect what is guaranteed to you by the Bill of Rights. All peoples and groups deserve equal protection under the law, whether they be women, people of color, LGBTQ, or otherwise.

Justice Reform

Our criminal justice system does not treat everyone equally. Democrats work to combat this institutional racism, be it the unjustified shootings of black people, racial profiling of latinx people, or the courts handing down disproportionate sentences to minorities.

Representation for All

We work to raise the voices of those less represented in the political process. We believe in the power of diversity of opinion and perspective, which helps protect the marginalized but also benefits all of society through increased creativity and ingenuity.

Economic Justice

Jobs and Prosperity

Economies can be both open and fair. America should engage economically with the world to encourage global prosperity, while working to support those affected by job loss and de-industrialization through retraining and economic stimulus.

Fair Wages & Taxation

We believe in equal pay for women and minorities, and a living wage for all full-time workers. Additionally all members of our society must pay their fair share of taxes, so that all may prosper.

Protect and Strengthen the Safety Net

Those less able to support themselves, be it temporary or long-term, deserve dignity and well being as much as anyone. We will fight to protect programs that support those less fortunate than ourselves.

Environmental Justice


Democrats must work at all levels to repair the damage done to our ecosystems. Locally, we believe in the restoration of our meadows and waterways, and promote water conservation efforts.

Sustainable Prosperity

Environmental protection and economic growth can go hand in hand. Through training, innovative technologies, and an eye towards sustainability, we can foster prosperity and maintain the beauty and health of our landscapes.

Equal Participation

We realize that not everyone has an equal voice at the table, and as such actively listen to native peoples, the poor, and others most impacted by environmental issues.