Hi, I'm Danett
Dear District 3 Residents:
I am excited and proud to officially announce my candidacy for Orange City Council, District 3.
I have lived in Orange since 1972 – I attended Heim and Fletcher Elementary schools, Peralta Jr. High and Villa Park High. I attended California State University, Fullerton where I graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Communications.
I know we have untapped potential to be a thriving city. A thriving city engages the voices of the citizens of our local government. We can be the vanguard confronting climate change and ensuring everyone has access to health care, especially during this challenging time in our history.
I look forward to representing everyone in District 3 fairly and consciously. I will run a positive campaign, one in which I will display integrity and honesty in all my interactions and treat all that I encounter with the utmost respect.
Together we can make a real positive difference in the City of Orange by addressing the needs of the residents and businesses within District 3.
Residents are my priority!
"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world;
indeed, it's the only thing that ever has." - Margaret Mead
I am a community liaison –
The land next to our complex was sold by R.J. Noble about 15 years ago to a developer. Before it was sold, Noble leased the land to a nursery, and as you can imagine, I was more than a little worried about the certainty of a lot more noise and commotion. We have a very quiet community and since I was concerned, I decided to be a liaison between the builder’s representatives and my community. I negotiated not only a high-quality home air filter for myself, but more importantly I negotiated a slump wall to run along Glassell to protect our homes from increased traffic noise and another wall that runs between our community and the Riverbend housing community. All walls were installed by the builder and we didn’t have to pay a dime. I love where I live, I've fought for my community then and I will now.
Ban use of insecticides –
Insectisides, especially glyphosate, have been the subject of numerous scientific studies and have been shown to be dangerous and are thought to be the cause of many diseases and disorders, including autism and cancer. Glyphosate does not wash, dry, or cook-off and has been found in thousands of foods, animal feed, and beverage samples, air and water.
There are still 2 parks that use insecticides and that is 2 parks too much.
Affordable Housing –
Housing in the City of Orange is expensive and scarce. The City has not done anything to ameliorate this problem.
For instance, a new loft-style development was just built on the corner of Lincoln and Glassell. The prices start at around $700,000 and I asked my husband "How can anyone afford this?"
With wages stagnant and high unemployment exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic, we are not addressing this serious issue with any urgency.