Why are you running for city councilor, what do you bring to the table that your opponents do not?
I have always sought to serve my community. I have been fulfilling that desire by serving as Vice-Chair of the Tualatin Parks Advisory Committee and by serving on the Tualatin Parks and Recreation Master Plan Advisory Committee, Tualatin Veterans Memorial Stakeholders Advisory Committee, Tualatin Bee City USA Committee, and as a Tualatin Tree City USA Board Member.
Over the last few years, we have seen an extreme divide in our country. I could not be a bystander and witness our citizens drift farther apart without getting involved. Tualatin is stronger when we stand together.
In my career, I have been entrusted with leadership roles for 17 years. I am currently a Director. To be a successful leader one must be transparent, have empathy, be passionate, and have an open mind. I bring those qualities to the table. As a Millennial, I will bring fresh ideas with an emphasis on technology, environmental and social responsibility.
What is the #1 issue facing Tualatin and what do you propose we do about it?
There are many hot topics in Tualatin today: transportation, affordable housing, and funding. We must ensure every community member is able to participate in order to address these issues equitably. Over 17% of Tualatin’s population speaks a language other than English at their home. City Council meetings need to be broadcasted with closed captioning. The city needs to invest in translation earpieces so residents can communicate freely during meetings, with all members of the council and committees. The City of Tualatin website needs to be fully translated, including committee meeting times, locations, and documents.
In the past few years, the City of Tualatin has made improvements to become more inclusive. We still have work to do. Our community will not be complete until every member can be heard. City leaders cannot serve the people of Tualatin until they have the ability to serve all the people of Tualatin.
Christen Sacco for Tualatin City Council
Phone: (503) 333-8368