My 15+ year career in the nonprofit, private and public sectors has shaped policies and

institutions to build healthy communities and families. As a San Matean, I know we have the fortitude and imagination to create a stronger, more just and prosperous future for ourselves and for future generations. 

I know what it is to struggle, and also what is possible when communities come together to take care of each other. As your Councilwoman, I am working every day to:

  1. Protect our public health, safety, and economic vibrancy;

  2. Build affordable housing, sustainable transit and infrastructure; and 

  3. Listen and co-create a vision for growth that respects our history, diversity, and neighborhoods.   


We need to build a sustainable community for our health, our prosperity and for our community.  As we plan to meet our community’s needs, we must build on San Mateo’s strengths, preserve our history and lift up communities who are here today. As an affordable housing advocate I will continue to protect the essential fabric of our community by addressing our affordability crisis head-on. Our community needs better housing options of all types for our aging populations, families, workforce and for our young people. Our community’s heart, health, economic viability and vibrancy depend upon it.

Quality of Life

Our quality of life depends on strong fiscal policy that will deliver for our community and provide consistent and quality service to residents. We must ensure that our municipal assets--like our libraries, community rooms and fields—are well maintained and available to our community. As a businesswoman, I have built successful organizations by expanding services and increasing revenue. I have the experience, vision, and discipline to support our local businesses, proactively manage our unfunded pension liability, and creatively maximize every dollar and revenue opportunity.

Environmental Sustainability

Environmental sustainability needs to be a cornerstone principle of everything we do.  We have an opportunity to forward San Mateo as a leader in the County. I support strategic partnerships, regional collaborations and critical investments that will build a climate-resilient future with effective transit and infrastructure that will keep our communities secure today and tomorrow.

"Our elders and our youth are depending

on us to bridge new and old wisdom.

We will all rise

when we uplift each

other and create

a San Mateo for

all of us!"

- Amo


Affordable Housing

Downtown Opportunity Site with 100% affordable housing; Increased Inclusionary Requirement & Workforce Housing

Fiscal Policy

Discretionary payment of unfunded pension liability; Revenue opportunities & Organizational Efficiencies

Traffic & Circulation

101/Peninsula/Poplar Interchange;

Grade Separation Funding;

Bicycle Master Plan Rapid Implementation


Pedestrian-Only Street Downtown;

Urban Trail; Recreational Facilities Plan


Safe Firearm Storage Ordinance; 

Emergency Preparedness; Technology Enhancements; Community Policing


Employee Parking Program for

Downtown Businesses

Public Health

COVID-19 Emergency Response;

E-Cig & Vapes; Pedestrian Safety;
Operation Quiet Night

Climate Resilience

Implement Climate Action Plan;

Expand Community Gardens

Sustainable Infrastructure

Fund North Shoreview Levee;

Dredge the Marina Lagoon;

Safe & Complete Streets


Expand senior mobility service;

Age-Friendly Cities Initiative

Equity & Inclusivity

Language Access; Civic Education;

Community Survey and Engagement on 

General Plan Update

Education & Childcare

Yes on Measure X, V, & L;

Bridge School Districts and City Initiatives;

Increase Childcare Supply

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