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November 6, 2018 — Elección General de California
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Ciudad de Costa MesaCandidato para Alcalde

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Katrina Foley

Councilmember/Businesswoman/Attorney
20,568 votos (59.5%)Winning
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Mis 3 prioridades principales

  • Public safety: I will prioritize rebuilding our police department, down to 100 in 2016, we are now 129 and growing. I'm endorsed by the Police and Fire Associations as they know I care about public safety.
  • Greedy sober living operators proliferate in Costa Mesa and contribute to homelessness. I will continue to lead the effort for reform. I will continue to work on the homeless crisis. We must find solutions!
  • the housing crisis is real, and we must address it at the local, state and federal levels. I will continue to demand that any new residential development address affordable housing.

Experiencia

Experiencia

Profesión:Sitting council member, Businesswoman & Attorney
President and Managing Partner, The Foley Group (2009–current)
Managing Partner, Lents & Foley (1998–2009)

Educación

University of Calfornia at Los Angels B.A. English, A wide variety of subjects that lead of a Bachelor of Arts in English (1992)

Actividades comunitarias

Council liaison, Costa Mesa Cultural Arts Committee (2016–current)
Council liaison, Costa Mesa Bike and Walkability Committee (2016–current)
Council liaison, Orange County Fair Board (2016–current)
Chair, Redevelopment Agency (2004–2008)

Biografía

Katrina Foley has the depth of experience needed to lead Costa Mesa as Mayor. She served as Mayor in 2016-2017, and on Council for 10 years, (2004-2010; 2014-2018). She previously served the public on the Newport Mesa Unified School District Board of Trustees from November 2010 to November 2014.  Katrina’s focus is on making Costa Mesa better for families.  She has 2 college age boys who attended Costa Mesa Public Schools and has been married to Casey Swanson, a local teacher, for 27 years -- majority spent living in Costa Mesa.

Back in May of 2017, it was Mayor Katrina Foley that took the helm proposing a host of revisions to regulations governing local sober-living homes in Costa Mesa – including new rules aimed at increasing transparency related to owners of these businesses and preventing occupants who are evicted or otherwise involuntarily discharged from becoming homeless. (On a 3-2 vote, with members Allan Mansoor and Jim Righeimer opposed, the council officially adopted the new rules.) Since this action, Foley has travelled to Washington D.C. and Sacramento and joined forces with the Association of California Cities – Orange County, Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva, and other bi-partisan groups of public officials and reform advocacy citizens to advocate for sober-living reform. With the new regulations in play, the city has denied 22 of 24 recent applications based on resident testimony and evidence of nuisance and public safety concerns. Foley will continue to lead the charge against abusive rehab home operators.

The abusive sober living businesses recruit addicts from out of state and then evict them onto our streets. This unscrupulous practice caused an explosion in homeless addicts these last 5 years. Sober living home reform is key. In Costa Mesa, sober living home evictions contribute to the problem. The number of unaccompanied women over 60 is growing at a dangerous pace. The cost of homelessness to taxpayers is extraordinary according to a recent United Way report. Our current approach is unsustainable for taxpayers and inhumane. But for those homeless due to age, illness, or loss of job, we must help. Foley’s goal is a housing first solution. “Plus, our city council has been unified to date on funding and supporting Costa Mesa Network for Homeless Solutions as they seek to find housing and services for homeless Costa Mesa residents. “I want to end homelessness,” said Foley. In Foley’s opinion, “preventing homelessness and addressing its impacts requires thoughtful consideration, long term planning, intentional effective interventions and compassionate enforcement, not just talking points.” Foley works tirelessly to end the overwhelming problem and will continue to do so.

 

¿Quién apoya a este candidato?

Featured Endorsements

  • The Sierra Club

Organizaciónes (2)

  • Costa Mesa Firefighter's Association
  • Costa Mesa Police Association

Individuos (2)

  • Wendy Leece, former Council member
  • John Stephens, Council member

Creencias poliza

Filosofía política

According to Foley, “fiscal stability is essential.” She favors supporting the diverse businesses of the city with an emphasis on growing tourism as she believes it will strengthen the city’s economy and improve quality without degrading the livability of the community. “Frugal but functional” is her motto, and her budget priorities are public safety and infrastructure.

Regarding Responsiveness and Accessibility: Foley is also a strong advocate of “listening to the public.” It is often a challenge to strike the right balance among competing interests in any community. Foley believes, “it becomes easier to do by — in fact it starts with — taking care to really listen to the public.” She has an open-door policy and meets with constituents on Fridays.

To learn about Katrina Foley go to https://www.katrinafoley.com

Documentos sobre determinadas posturas

Public safety, fiscal stability and accessibility are key for this candidate.

Summary

Katrina Foley's number 1 priority is public safety, but she is also has a strong views regarding fiscal stability for the city.  Most importantly she is responsive and always accessible to the public.

Regarding opposition to the Needle Exchange Program in Costa Mesa: Foley opposes this program. As lawyers, Foley and Council member John Stephens knew a legal approach was necessary. They appeared at the Board of Supervisor’s meeting to request to join the lawsuit seeking an injunction again the state. Complaining, rallies, and writing letters was not the solution to this issue, it took a legal solution to stop the state from getting this program into place in Costa Mesa. Foley initiated both the vote to sue the state and the Needle Exchange moratorium. The council agreed unanimously.

Regarding the Orange County Fairgrounds: Back in January of 2010, it was City Council Member Katrina Foley that testified to the California State Assembly and explained how Costa Mesa was never informed of the proposal to sell. It was Foley, her legal contacts and skills, as well as her ability to gather bi-partisan support, that were key to stopping the sale. Foley joined others and sued to stop the sale. Currently Foley is the liaison to the Orange County Fair committee for the city and works directly with OC Fair Board Members to immediately resolve any issues with nearby residents as they arise.

Regarding Public Safety: Foley has stated in many public speeches that, “public safety is paramount.” Full staffing of the police department and sober living home operator reforms as key has been an on-going theme of Foley’s over the past two years. Foley has been endorsed by both the police and the firefighter’s associations as they know she is the right candidate for Mayor.

Regarding Financial Stability: According to Foley, “fiscal stability is essential.” She favors supporting the diverse businesses of the city with an emphasis on growing tourism as she believes it will strengthen the city’s economy and improve quality without degrading the livability of the community. “Frugal but functional” is her motto, and her budget priorities are public safety and infrastructure.

Regarding Responsiveness and Accessibility: Foley is also a strong advocate of “listening to the public.” It is often a challenge to strike the right balance among competing interests in any community. Foley believes, “it becomes easier to do by — in fact it starts with — taking care to really listen to the public.” She has an open-door policy and meets with constituents on Fridays.

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— October 25, 2018 Foley for Mayor 2018 Committee ID #1397432

Katrina Foley’s Commitment to Costa Mesa is proven by accomplishment:

* Restored staffing to our Police and Fire Departments;

* Fought against nuisance drug rehab businesses and traveled to Washington D.C. to promote laws restricting these affronts to our neighborhoods;

* Partnered with other cities and community organizations to reduce homelessness and its negative impacts on our community;

* Initiated changes to city zoning laws to restrict over development, congestion and traffic; 

* Initiated a plan for multipurpose trails citywide, and supported infrastructure projects like the new library and community center; and

* Promoted economic growth through tourism.

"Together, we built a new library and fire station, new sports facilities and performing arts venues for our youth, saved the Orange County Fair, opposed two power-grab Charter schemes, and passed an initiative to protect Fairview Park." ~Katrina Foley

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