Hayward born & raised. Corporate-free progressive.
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George's progressive blueprint for a better Hayward.
THE RENT IS TOO DAMN HIGH
HOUSING IS A HUMAN RIGHT
We must end the injustices of gentrification and homelessness in Hayward by fighting for lower rent, stronger tenant protections, quality housing with wrap-around services for our unhoused neighbors, and pathways towards home-ownership for all Hayward residents through land trusts & tenant purchase opportunities.
FIX THE LOOP!
SAFER STREETS, BETTER TRANSIT
Improving walkability, bicycle safety, and public transportation is critical for meeting Hayward's climate goals and accommodating our growing population. George will push for calmer streets and accessible & affordable public transit to reduce our dependency on cars and make Hayward a safer, more enjoyable place for everyone to travel in.
RE-IMAGINING PUBLIC SAFETY
Increased police spending has not created safer streets. Our police are overburdened. Our social services are underfunded. George will reinvest in programs and services that address the root causes of crime: poverty and desperation, while improving police responsiveness by moving all non-violent responsibilities into other departments.
WORKERS OF THE WORLD, UNITE!
& SMALL BUSINESSES
Our local economy thrives when we look after working families. George will support unionization efforts, push for improved wages and benefits, prioritize city contracts for worker-cooperatives and small businesses that hire locally, and partner with a public bank to foster entrepreneurship opportunities for Hayward people.
FLATTEN THE CURVE!
The pandemic isn't over yet, let's get through this together. George supports eviction and mortgage moratoriums to keep people housed, providing free testing and paid emergency sick leave for ALL workers to slow COVID's spread, and offering financial support to small businesses to protect our local economy.
WHOSE STREETS? OUR STREETS!
MORE POWER TO THE PEOPLE
City Council can't meet our needs fast enough, which is why George wants to create neighborhood councils and strong, resident-led committees (such as a Rent Stabilization and Transit Advisory Boards). By sharing decision-making power with the community, we can make our city more responsive and accountable to our needs, together.
Hi, I’m George.
I was born, raised, and have lived in Hayward for over 20 years.
I’m a Chinese-American, community organizer running for Hayward City Council because my neighbors are being evicted, local businesses are shuttering, and our housing supply is being bought up by Wall Street until we’re forced to leave. Hayward people deserve to know that the solutions our city desperately needs are out there struggling to be heard, and we deserve people in office who are willing to fight for them.
After graduating from UC Berkeley, I helped build several small businesses from the ground up. Outside of work, I offered everything I could to support movements fighting for a more just world:
During the George Floyd uprisings, I helped form and served as the founding Chair for the Hayward Community Coalition (HayCoCoa). HayCoCoa spurred a city-wide conversation around racial justice, public safety, and police spending which led to the creation of a mobile mental health crisis response team and the Hayward People’s Budget. Recently, we organized alongside teachers, parents, workers, and students to prevent several schools from being closed by the district.
I am a recently appointed Community Services Commissioner for the City of Hayward, where I work alongside city staff to decide how funding should be distributed to local non-profits providing essential services for Hayward residents.
I’ve served as a peer-counselor for the Berkeley Free Clinic, providing free mental health services to primarily low-income and/or unsheltered neighbors.
I helped build tools for social workers assisting residents in food deserts and launched websites for organizations against child-trafficking and domestic abuse.
And as a founding Board member of the Friends of the Public Bank East Bay, I’m working to keep our tax dollars invested in our community instead of lining the pockets of private shareholders.
There is no excuse for letting real estate, technology, and financial corporations continue to devastate our communities through mass gentrification and the exploitation of working people. I love our city, our people, and what it means to be #HaywardMade.
When it comes to the health, happiness, and prosperity of our community, we do not have to settle for less.
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"I've watched George organize with parents and teachers for the safety and education of ALL Hayward students. I trust him to be a voice for our community in City Hall."
Trustee, Hayward Unified School District
Richmond City Councilmember, Prev. Mayor
Berkeley City Councilmember
Trustee, Peralta Community College District
San Leandro School Board President
Lecturer, Cal State University East Bay
Community Services Commissioner
Community Services Commissioner
Our Revolution East Bay
Progressive Political Organization
"Since the day I met George, he’s demonstrated on every occasion a willingness to answer the call to service, an exceptional work ethic, and an approach to leadership that is both thoughtful and collaborative. I have no doubt he will be a great addition to the City Council."