Editor’s note: This is one of several articles in a series of profiles on Venice candidates.
What would you prioritize if you were voted in?
My priorities are these:
1) better lighting on our streets especially historically dangerous ones or ones with inadequate lighting and that includes, but not exclusively: OFW, the Venice Pier, the walk streets and areas of Oakwood.
2) cleaner public areas especially the restrooms on OFW and playgrounds.
3) better bike parking and improved bike lanes along with bike safety and education for cars regarding sharing the road with bikes, pedestrians and other modes of transportation like wheelchairs.
Who are your primary supporters?
Mostly friends and neighbors or anyone who knows me and my bike.
What issue do you feel most strongly about and what’s your position?
OFW, I want it cleaner and safer and open for all to use 24/7.
What's one thing most constituents don't know about you?
That I am more a centralist than most assume, I support the Green Party and I am passionate about Venice.
Why did you decide to run?
I am running because I believe we are all responsible for the cleanliness and safety of our beloved Venice and I believe being vocal isn't enough we all must do everything in our power to help that cause. So regardless of the outcome of this election I am committed to making a difference in Venice and will work tirelessly to make this a reality, even if it is just to pick up trash and report crimes, I will be part of the solution not a continuation of the problems.
Beth Allyn is running for Community Outreach Officer, a two-year term. To read more candidate profiles, click here.