I’m Sashi McEntee, and I currently serve as the Vice Mayor of Mill Valley. I am completing my first four-year term on the City Council, and I have been lucky to work with such an engaged community and an exceptional council and staff.
We successfully completed infrastructure projects like Miller Avenue, the boat dock, and the skate park, and we increased investment in roads and wildfire preparedness. We reduced our retiree healthcare burden and saved more for pensions.
I serve as co-chair of the Disaster Preparedness subcommittee of the Marin County Council of Mayors and Councilmembers, and I championed forming Neighborhood Response Groups to make our community more resilient.
As school board liaison, I worked hard to extend the yellow bus pilot and to reduce traffic congestion. I have 2 daughters in the schools, so I understand the needs of young families.
As chair of the Marin Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCo), I helped restore the agency to full staffing after both our permanent staff members left for other positions and led the commission to resuming its important role: providing oversight over efficient delivery of local government services, preventing sprawl, and protecting agricultural lands. We have been able to consolidate smaller, redundant agencies and begin our state-mandated review of all the non-school government agencies in Marin County.
As Vice Chair of Marin Telecommunications Agency, I have worked to reduce the overhead of the agency and provide oversight to the provide of our public television stations.
I previously served 3 years on the MCE (formerly Marin Clean Energy) board of directors, helping to lead the effort to fully fund the agency’s reserves and reduce rates for customers.
At the state level, I have served for 4 years on the Revenue and Taxation Policy Committee for the League of California Cities.
In the next 4 years, our required pension contributions will double from $4 million to $8 million. We will need to make some tough decisions, and we will need councilmembers who know the budget details and are skilled in creating the community conversation we will need to be able to make some tough trade-offs.
My family and I have been proud to call Mill Valley home for 20 years. The beauty of Mill Valley is in how much we all care and are willing to work together. A connected community is a resilient community. I ask for your vote to keep making our town safer, more sustainable, and viable for generations to come.