City Council Candidate Sandra Maurer
Community organizer with focus on health and environmental wellness
My name is Sandra Maurer and I am running for Sebastopol city council. I am a 34 year Sebastopol resident and director of the EMF Safety Network. I have been a council watcher, engaged with the city council since 2007, and a California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) intervenor. Our family owns a small business. I am a mother, grandmother, artist, gardener, and have a daily meditation practice.
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As a CPUC intervenor, I have worked in a professional capacity with lawyers and legal documents. I am well prepared to participate in city decision making. I am a successful community organizer and staunch advocate for health and environmental justice. I value the range of people’s viewpoints and believe inclusivity of public opinion is essential to solving community challenges.
Historically Sebastopol has been a vibrant community, where residents feel a sense of belonging and responsibility for its well being. The pandemic has taken a toll on us, economically and emotionally. We need people-centered policy making to assist in our recovery.
The cornerstone of my service as your council member will be community and environmental wellness. I will ask: will this decision or project create a more vibrant community, a city where our children and grandchildren want to live?
Why am I running? Several people asked me to run, and as I considered this, I remembered a teacher’s advice to accept responsibility when it’s offered. I talked with family, and reflected on it. I feel confident committing to the challenge.
I will be a watchdog on ALL environmental issues. I will defend and uphold Sebastopol’s General Plan and historic environmental policies to reduce EMFs (electromagnetic fields and wireless radiation) to protect public health and safety. Independent peer-reviewed studies show ALL life (bees, birds, trees, and humans) are affected by EMF pollution.
Sebastopol is facing important local issues. For example, the proposal to consolidate the fire department; support for a thriving small business community; PG&E smart meters and smart water meters; the unhoused; family centered affordable housing; traffic, bike and walk safety; climate; zero waste and more.
I am meeting with civic leaders and community members and will be forming positions on these and other important issues.
Postal: PO Box 1016, Sebastopol CA 95473
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