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DOUG'S PLAN

FOR MALIBU

SUPPORT THE MISSION STATEMENT

When the City of Malibu was incorporated more than 30 years ago, our community recognized the importance of maintaining the unique makeup of Malibu. Over the years, outside influences have tried to change what brought us here in the first place. Our vision and mission have been tested. As a member of the Malibu City Council, I will stand up for the Mission Statement and always puts our community's health, safety, and welfare first.

 

KINDER MALIBU

Malibu has always been a melting pot of people and ideas. It is one of the things that make Malibu so great. In the past few years, we have seen a level of rhetoric and vitriol that has polarized and fostered bad will in our community. As a member of the Malibu City Council, I will support a courteous, thoughtful, and results-oriented approach to governance. The facts will lead me, and I will always side with the truth.

 

STRENGTHENING LAW ENFORCEMENT IN MALIBU

A City Council's top priority is to keep the community they represent safe. I support staffing the vacant Sheriff substation at the Civic Center and having more deputies in Malibu. Malibu needs faster response times and better enforcement of the laws and regulations that keep our residents and community safe. As a Councilmember, I will work to have the state return the Highway Patrol to police their Pacific Coast Highway."

 

 

EVACUATION AND FIRE SAFETY

When the Woolsey fire devastated our community almost four years ago, I vowed to never let that happen again. Wildfires will always be a danger in Malibu, which is why we must expand and improve our fire protection and emergency notification capabilities, and ensure we have sufficient fire personnel and equipment. As a member of the City Council, the safety of Malibu residents and their homes will always be one of my top priorities.

 

ADDRESSING HOMELESSNESS

Homelessness is a crisis in California and Malibu. We need a compassionate but sensible approach to addressing homelessness in our community. I will support and endeavor to find an out-of-town sleeping situation and focus on getting the unhoused services, help, and resources they need.

 

 

SHORT TERM RENTALS

The presence of short-term rentals in our community and the recent emergence of time-share style arrangements, such as Pacaso, threaten the makeup and serenity of our beautiful town. Malibu has always been a tight-knit community, where neighbors know each other. I'll work with coordinating agencies on policies that ensure Malibu is making its own decisions regarding STR. Our neighborhoods were never meant to be a revolving door of party houses. I support vigorous enforcement of the policies in place for the benefit of our residents.

 

PREPARING FOR THE FUTURE

Malibu was never meant to be Newport Beach. Instead of overdeveloping, I support reusing existing and underutilized retail and other commercial space. Malibu needs housing that sustains our community and preserves its beauty. We need a planning department that is both efficient and thoughtful in the way it operates.

A MALIBU SCHOOL DISTRICT

The fight for a Malibu School District that prioritizes Malibu kids is one of the most critical issues in our community and unites many of us. We want what is best for the students of Malibu. I would be honored to continue that fight and do everything possible to make an independent Malibu School District a reality. It simply isn't enough to be for the effort – our council needs to be at the forefront of leading those efforts.

 
 

CREATE MALIBU PARKS

While Malibu has some of the most dazzling vistas and outdoor spaces in California, we lack certain recreational amenities that our residents want. I will support and champion a plan to add those amenities to our community. Malibu needs additional parks, recreation, and conveniently located meeting places for our residents.

 

SUPPORT WOMEN IN MALIBU LEADERSHIP

Malibu should always be a champion of women in leadership. Our local government should promote the development of underrepresented women in appointed, employed, and elected positions.

PROTECT THE ENVIRONMENT

We love Malibu, and to preserve and protect our town, we must be stewards of the environment. That means continuing and strengthening initiatives like our dark skies, rodenticide, and ocean free of plastic programs. If we do our part, we can maintain, advance, and ultimately save this precious resource we call home.

 
 

WORKING TOGETHER

Whether it is California, Los Angeles County, Coastal Commission, Cal Trans, or even the federal government, Malibu is often at the mercy of outside agencies. I'll use my experience as a business leader and negotiator to improve our relationships with those outside interests and find solutions that best serve our community's people.

 

TRANSPARENCY AND ACCOUNTABILITY

One of the bear minimum expectations of the government is that it is transparent and accountable to taxpayers. I will keep an open-door policy, collaborate with our residents on important decisions, and ensure official business is conducted in the light of day. As I learned in the private sector, we can’t just have good ideas we have to show results.