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Karen’s Platform

Riverside County is facing many challenges that directly affect our quality of life. By working together, we can tackle these issues and ensure that Riverside County remains a great place to live, work, and visit.

Please click on any one of the issues below to see my stance.

Crime rates are rising in our county and we must address the issue of public safety. It’s crucial that we provide our local law enforcement personnel with the tools and resources they need to keep our families and businesses safe. In 2016, the City of Corona was named one of the safest cities in the United States, and I am committed to bringing that trust between public safety and our community to the Riverside County Board of Supervisors.

While serving as Mayor and Councilmember in Corona, I’ve made transportation one of my top priorities. I serve on the Riverside County Transit Commission where I have helped deliver over $3 billion in funding for transportation projects in Riverside County. I have worked tirelessly to reduce traffic congestion, improve infrastructure, and expand public transportation, and as your County Supervisor I will continue this mission.

I’m committed to getting our economy moving. Job creation is imperative, and I’m focused on business expansion, growing the technology industry, increasing manufacturing, and attracting more high-paying jobs to Riverside County. Far too many of the residents in our county feel forced to commute, but with a strong economic plan we can bring businesses and investment to Riverside County.

Transparency in government and coalition building are important aspects of maintaining public confidence in elected officials. While serving on Corona City Council I have maintained a strong level of transparency and ethical behavior. I am committed to being open and transparent in order to restore public confidence in our local government. It’s important that our community works together to achieve our regional goals. I have worked hard to form coalitions and build consensus among community leaders to keep our County moving forward. I will maintain this work ethic if elected to represent you on the Board of Supervisors.

Since 2014, Riverside County has been operating with a yearly deficit. It is important that we set realistic expectations and budget accordingly to remain fiscally solvent. It is time for a new approach that will restore fiscal responsibility to our county. I believe the best approach involves bringing stakeholders together and having open, transparent conversations. While serving on Corona City Council, I pushed for full-transparency in the budgeting process which led to an “open checkbook” policy and online budgeting tools that everyone can access. Balancing the County budget will require a community-based approach, and we must have open dialogue in order to find realistic solutions.

I will work with parents, teachers, and education leaders to ensure that we provide every child in Riverside County with access to a safe, world-class education. We must partner with our business community and educational institutions to train students for high-skilled careers in our growing industries. By embracing STEM programs and vocational training, we can expand our technology, manufacturing, and healthcare industries which will attract more business investments and high-paying jobs to Riverside County

Riverside County has some of the worst air quality in the nation. We must get serious about cleaning up our air quality and improving our environment by incorporating incentives for businesses to invest in green technologies. We must also attract more high-paying jobs and career opportunities to our region to reduce the amount of commuters on our freeways

Paid for by Karen Spiegel for Supervisor 2018