My motivation to run for Burien City Council is based on my love for our city and a desire to bring to our City Council a higher EQ and common-sense approach. I am not seeking a higher office. When strategizing how to best address our homeless and mental health opportunities, we need city council members that are going to thoroughly vet initiatives in the best interest of Burien citizens, proactively. We need to empower and uplift Burien citizens who want to be helped. Burien is littered with trash and unscrupulous individuals. If we do not care for our streets and our city, then we are sending a message that we do not care, and therefore we are inadvertently welcoming this to our city. We must take-action to quell this misconception with urgency. Lastly, when we talk about police services, we need to let the quality of our police services lead the conversation, not the price. Price shopping our safety is not an option.