Clean & Green

--Dan led regional clean air efforts that helped cut unhealthy air days from 31 in 2002 to just 3 in 2008.  The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has now declared our area to be in compliance with clean air standards designed to protect public health from urban smog.

--Dan worked with business and community groups to design and pass tree conservation and planting rules for new development.

--Dan works to protect and improve our parks.  This has included helping protect city parkland from sale for private development, replacement of aging and unsafe playground equipment, and resurfacing of deteriorated tennis courts.  There is clearly more to be done in this area, and Dan is committed to continuing to work on improvements to our parks.

--Dan works for more sidewalks, greenways, and bike lanes.