I have been a champion of our parks and preserving open space. I partnered with State Senator Nancy Skinner and Assemblymember Buffy Wicks to secure $15 million in state resources to repair infrastructure at our waterfront, including the perimeter path at Cesar Chavez Park. I co-authored legislation to create an Adopt-A-Spot program to support volunteers who beautify our public spaces. I requested the designation of the West Street Bike Path as a linear park, and I have pushed to complete the restoration of the Kains Street pocket park that daylights Codornices Creek. 

Facts on Cesar Chavez Park and the Berkeley Marina Area Specific Plan

Cesar Chavez Park served as a retreat for my family and me during the pandemic—a place where we went for walks and flew kites. I believe Cesar Chavez Park must remain a natural space for recreational users and wildlife habitat, and I have fought for this guarantee from our City staff. The City’s Berkeley Marina Area Specific Plan (BMASP) webpage has been updated to specify that “no development is being considered at Cesar Chavez Park in the BMASP process.”