My name is Liza Welsh. I am a Land Use Planner, a Public Policy Analyst, and a proud member of AFSCME Local 1684. If you elect me, I will make data-driven, fiscally-sound, and people-centered decisions. I will identify and pursue opportunities for creativity and cooperation that will help Eureka to navigate through this difficult time and to build our resilience for the future. I will work for a path to economic renewal that tackles the overlapping crises of racial injustice, public health, economic inequality and climate change.
As a Land Use Planner for the County of Humboldt, I work with entrepreneurs and with members of the public to develop successful projects and to obtain the necessary permits to begin operations, bringing jobs and revenue to Humboldt County. As a Master of Public Policy from Mills College, I research and evaluate policies and budgets and choose the best alternatives. My goal is to balance the needs of communities, workers, the environment, and the business sector, in a way that promotes sensible and sustainable economic growth.
I have three generations of family in Humboldt County, and I hope to see more, but some of my friends and family members, who once called Humboldt home, have now left in search of other opportunities. I will increase opportunities for the people who live here now and want to stay here. I want to see a just recovery from the COVID-19-related downturn, a recovery that leaves no one behind. I will work for green energy technology and energy efficiency improvements, electric vehicle charging, trails and bike lanes, public art, and for the access to jobs, housing, health care, and civic engagement that the people of Eureka need to thrive. Please vote for me to represent Ward Four on the Eureka City Council.
Below are a few of my ideas, but being a Councilmember isn’t just about pushing my agenda. I want to hear from you about your ideas for the City of Eureka. What is affecting you? What would you like to see happen here? How can your City Council better represent you?
Explore offering childcare at public meetings
Form a Youth Advisory Council
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Liza holds a Master’s in Public Policy from Mills College. She works as a Planner at the County of Humboldt, where she guides business owners through the permit application process. She is a proud member of AFSCME Local 1684.
You can contact Liza at [email protected]