Economic and Social Investment in Port Angeles
Kate will continue to advocate for a local economy that supports improved public infrastructure, vibrant neighborhoods that feature safe walking and biking, and a healthy community core. Kate supports the city’s commitment to infrastructure improvements, including street and alley repairs, harbor cleanup, and waterfront beautification.
Affordable Housing and Job Opportunities
As housing and utility costs continue to rise, Kate has worked with fellow council members to seek ways to increase access to affordable housing, living wage jobs, and support for local entrepreneurs. Kate advocates for policies that encourage smart growth and that safeguard our city’s families, middle-income earners, and seniors.
Increased Communication and Engagement
Kate remains committed to improving city communication to build a more connected relationship with community members and strengthen their capacity to take part in public decision making. She believes we can increase transparency and trust in city government with consistent and transparent communication between the city council, the advisory committees, and the community.
Creating New Opportunities for Our Youth
In 2019 council directed staff to add two youth positions (for 8th grade through highschool) to each advisory council. There are already youth positions on the Public Safety Advisory Board and Parks, Recreation and Beautification Commission. As with many other projects, the pandemic delayed staff’s ability to move forward with this plan. Kate is excited to begin recruitment in the fall.