For years, Chula Vista has struggled to meet the ever-increasing public safety needs, putting many of our communities at risk. We deserve better. Every resident in Chula Vista should be able to rest assured that respond times from our police department and fire department are as short as possible. Every resident in Chula Vista should always be able to feel safe in their neighborhood. As a councilmember, I will work with our community leaders and law enforcement to identify the critical public safety needs in Chula Vista so that we can implement a solution and outcome driven plan for increasing public safety. I will ensure that we build positive relationships between our community and law enforcement, because when we work together, we are all safer. Investing in public safety is more than new facilities and equipment. It is investing in our officers and fire fighters to ensure that they have all the tools, training and resources necessary to do their job effectively.