Jim Davis’ Four Year Plan
“I’m Not Done Yet”
With the support of the community in my re-election endeavor, the three issues I’ll be addressing and intend to resolve within the next four years are:
With the recession came cut backs that adversely affected our community. Currently, the needs of the community dictate the elimination of mandatory officer overtime, a strengthened traffic team, a HazMat crew capable of emergency response, a year-round burglary suppression team and sworn officers available at headquarters to respond to the public, at all times. This will require the hiring of more officers, certainly a high priority for this candidate
Personally, this candidate is advocating for Personal Rapid Transit. This above ground rail system is powered by solar energy and takes passengers directly to their destination without intervening stops. Realizing this is somewhat in the future, in the interim, a congestion pricing proposal will cost very little and will decrease traffic congestion. This means charging for road use an amount that varies so that traffic is kept moving. As rush hour approaches, the price increases in stages in order to keep the total cars using the facility at the same optimal flow level. The money raised could be used to build guideway transit because road users also benefit by paying for potential motorists to use alternatives. Congestion pricing increases highway capacity, while reducing political pressure for more highway construction.
Income disparity is widening the gap in the cost of housing. With the cost of an acre of land approaching $6 Million, affordable housing is somewhat out of the question. The solution lies with Santa Clara County’s sponsorship of The Affordable Housing Bond, this fall. When passed, This will provide adequate funds to provide working people with housing in our community.