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June 7, 2016 — Elecciones Primarias de California

Condado de MarinCandidato para Supervisor, Distrito 3

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Susan Kirsch

Businesswoman/Nonprofit Executive
6,772 votos (42%)
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Mis 3 prioridades principales

  • Truthful and transparent communication
  • Fiscal accountability
  • Citizen empowerment



Profesión:Businesswoman/Community Leader
Sole Proprietor, Kirsch Associates (2002–current)
Representative, 3rd District, Democratic Central Committee of Marin — Cargo elegido (2010–current)
Executive Director, American Sports Institute (1985–2000)


Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH M.A. , Communications (current)

Actividades comunitarias

Chair, Marin Coalition (2011–current)
Co-founder, Citizen Marin (2010–current)
Co-founder, Friends of Mill Valley (2007–current)
Co-founder, President, Freeman Park Neighborhood Association (2010–current)

¿Quién apoya a este candidato?

Featured Endorsements

  • David Raub, former Mayor, Mill Valley
  • Bob Canepa, Retired Mill Valley Businessman
  • Bill McGlashan, Sr., brother of former Supervisor Charles McGlashan

Preguntas y Respuestas

Preguntas de League of Women Voters of Marin County and California Counts, a public media collaboration (4)

What tangible plans do you have for addressing the lack of affordable housing and housing projects in the county? How will you deal with frequent neighborhood opposition to affordable housing projects?
Respuesta de Susan Kirsch:

The surest way to meet the goal for access to affordable housing is to preserve the stock of housing we currently have. Building NEW housing is rarely "affordable" in Marin, considering land prices, permits and fees, construction costs, and furnishings. When neighborhood opposition comes up, I will listen, convene groups, and facilitate finding solutions that protect neighborhood choice to preserve the environment and the uniqueness of small communities. In addition to preservation, we are moving in the right direction to consider smaller units, infillhousing, and reduced costs to convert to second units. 

The Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit (SMART) is scheduled to start picking up passengers late in 2016. What, if anything, would you change about the SMART train roll-out so that it could be fully functioning as soon as possible?
Respuesta de Susan Kirsch:

Many critics have pointed out, SMART has significant short- and long-term funding and public relations problems. SMART faces the costly challenge of "the last mile" and as the Civil Grand Jury pointed out, the SMART Board has been negligent about overseeing plans, projections, and budgets. I would recommend the SMART Board begin the campaign to educate the public about stations and schedules, the costs of a ticket, finding a place to park when you want to take SMART, and finding connecting transportation from the disembarkment points to get to final destinations. Beside rider education, the Board needs to educate the public about train frequency and anticipated wait times at crossing sites. 

What transportation plans do you have to address the worsening traffic gridlock?
Respuesta de Susan Kirsch:

First and foremost, I would not make decisions that make a bad situation worse. I would not approve a change in use, like Belvedere Place in Strawberry, that INCREASES traffic on Redwood Highway by 600 cars a day. Moving forward, I would take the initiative to expand the Mill Valley Traffic and Congestion Task Force to be a representative body with stakeholders from throughout the district.  Working with the myriad of traffic agencies, cities, public works, and reps from the unincorporated areas, we would develop plans with clear objectives, deliverables, a timeline and budget to improve traffic for everyone, not just a few.



Is Marin County prepared to handle any kind of disaster that might strike the county? What coordination is planned between cities and the county?
Respuesta de Susan Kirsch:

By its very name, a disaster is something you can never really, truly be prepared for. A disaster is the unexpected flooding, fire, shooting, or accident. Marin County is conscientious about disaster preparedness through its police, fire, and public safety programs. Through monthly meetings of the BOS, mayors and city councilmen and women and through special sub-group planning, like CERT, the county and cities are making every effort to be as prepared as possible for an emergency. 

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