The Change We Need For
A Brighter Tomorrow

The Change We Need For
A Brighter Tomorrow

George Casey knows — a better future for San José starts with creating a better city government right now.

That’s why he’s uniting everyone in District 10 — and beyond — who agrees we need to do a better job of making San José safer, cleaning up the blight, graffiti and trash that mars our city, putting housing where it makes sense not where it makes for more traffic gridlock, and making sure our homeless neighbors are indoors — not in our streets, creeks and parks.

Join Us As We Unite For
A Brighter Tomorrow

Keep Our Streets Safe

San José used to be the safest city in the nation. While violent crime rates in our city are still far below other major cities in our state and country, over the past two decades we’ve seen a steady increase in crimes like burglary, robbery and assault. Our residents don’t feel as safe as they used to, and George will do something about it. There’s no reason we should have a police force that isn’t fully staffed, or response times that are twice as long as they are supposed to be. And there are so many things we can do to prevent crime from happening in the first place – such as job training, mental healthcare, diversion programs and uplifting all of our youth.

House Our Homeless Neighbors

Our most recent homelessness census found that we had over 6,200 unhoused people in San José – the majority of them unsheltered. There is no reason that we should have this many neighbors living on our streets, in our creeks, and in our parks. Currently, it costs almost $1 million per unit to build housing for the homeless, but George will fight for proven solutions like prefabricated housing and tiny homes which can be built at 1/10th of the cost. We must also focus on homelessness prevention, supportive services, job creation and mental healthcare – to both stop people from becoming homeless in the first place and help people as they transition into housing.

Clean Up Our City

In recent years our city has become littered with trash, graffiti and blight – and seemingly nothing is being done about it. This comes down to accountability and our priorities. If local government can’t keep our city clean and provide this basic service, it points to larger issues of dysfunction and complacency. Clean cities are walkable, and walkable cities mean healthier residents, stronger communities, safer neighborhoods and thriving local economies. George will fight to make sure that our sanitation efforts have adequate resources behind them, and that those resources are used wisely.

Build More & Affordable Housing

We need a lot more housing, and a lot less red tape. Like the rest of California, we have an affordable housing crisis. But we can’t solve our housing deficit through more urban sprawl. We need to build truly affordable housing downtown and near transit, so that we stop creating more and more traffic. As a Planning Commissioner, George has seen firsthand how the bureaucratic process stifles the housing we need – it used to take less than a month to get a permit, but now it takes a year on average. City government should be making it easier, not harder, for us to solve this issue together.

Stand Up for Common-Sense Spending

Our appointed incumbent Councilmember just voted for spending that will put San José back on the path to debts, higher taxes and reduced services. His vote to spend money the city does not have will likely mean longer 911 call response times, reduced library hours and fewer police officers – in addition to unsustainable debts and long-term obligations. We need leaders who have the courage to stand up for responsible spending, not more politicians who give in to pressure and leave our city with fewer services, higher taxes and more debts.

Build Community

Personally, George wants to feel more of a sense of community here in San José. He wants that for his children, and he wants that for our neighbors. George went down the path of urban planning because of his passion and curiosity about the built environment – the buildings we live in, the design of our neighborhoods, the infrastructure that takes us from Point A to Point B. Here in San José, the built environment just isn’t conducive to interaction – we’re siloed. We need more communal public spaces and to think critically about how we are developing our city so that we can foster community, not stifle it.