Kansen Chu for County Supervisor 2020


As your Supervisor, I will work with all levels governments, businesses, labors, developers, financial industries, researching institutes, health care professionals, law enforcements, community-based organizations, faith-based organizations and publics in general to start addressing some Critically important issues in our community:


Develop a long term housing plan and provide short term solutions to address the housing shortage issue by

  • Increase housing production
    • Effective Government regulations
    • Private and Business sectors
    • Community based organizations
    • Financial Institutions
    • Skilled labors force
    • Regional transportation
    • Inventory of governments own lands
    • Teachers, public safety personnel housing
    • Equitable distribution of housing for working families, seniors and people with disability
    • First time home buyers assistance
  • Preserve the existing rental units to avoid displacement of renters and small businesses
  • Prevent sudden homelessness
    • Inventory of vacant units
    • Short-term rent assistance
    • Rapid rehousing to stop people from becoming chronically homeless
  • Set priorities on homeless families with school age children, veterans, seniors, disabled, and chronically homeless members in our community
  • Provide health and mental health, job training and human resources assistances
Physical Health, Mental Health and, Human Services
  • Establish a Dental Board to improve dental services in Santa Clara.
  • Increase funding for mental health services and drug dependency
  • Implement School-based mental health services
  • Improve the foster care system
  • Enforce Laura's Law allowing for court-ordered assisted- outpatient-treatment for mental health consumers who were previously incarcerated
  • Increase Child Care slots and improve quality of child care
  • Eliminate hazardous odor from industrial sources and waste treatment processes
  • Implement the recommendations of the recent Santa Clara County Grand Jury Report on the Valley Transportation Authority, starting out with improving its governance structure. I support a smaller Board with full time elected positions.
  • Bring above ground connection of the long promised Light Rail train to Eastridge Transit Center from Alum Rock
  • Improve local transportation services especially for seniors and students
Public Safety
  • Increase funding for crime prevention
  • Improve wrap around services to reduce recidivism
  • Increase funding for emergency preparedness
  • Protect seniors and minors from predators
  • Establish Neighborhood Accountability Board (a model of Restorative Justice System)
  • Improve recycling and waste reduction
  • Replace County fleet with clean air vehicles
  • Renovate County owned building to meet Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Platinum rating
  • Preserve open spaces
  • Improve County Parks services
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