Name: Juliette Gomez
Running for: Milpitas City Council
Why are you running?
I am running for Milpitas City Council because I believe Milpitas has the potential to offer much more. Securing a safer and cleaner city, designing an area where a community can socialize and visitors can stroll and support the growth of businesses, so they can prosper. It would be great to partner with the school board to support the goals they have for our students, teachers, and parents. A better tomorrow is a stronger community in all areas. I hope to bring more communication, transparency and trust to the office.
What’s the biggest problem facing Milpitas right now? And how would you intend to solve it?
The Milpitians I spoke to when canvassing have told me it is “Safety First.” To help solve it, I would support our first responders with the tools and training they need to feel safe in the field, and partner with the county to build better alliances. First responder retention is key in these areas so they can build a trust-partnership within the community.
What would your priorities be should you get elected?
Safety, Economic Development-diversity in businesses, cleanliness, and a community social area for residents.
What can you bring to the table that you feel no other candidate can bring?
I’m open, direct, and work well with people.
Where do you see Milpitas 10 years from now?
In 10 years, I envision an enhanced and improved Milpitas making it even more desirable for our community and residents to want to live, stop, and visit; due to the businesses, schools and infrastructure. A safe and clean city will be inviting to folks. Shopping, hiking, restaurants, and family-oriented areas to meet up are key. Smile and inspire someone today. Together we can improve our city and be a city where our businesses prosper.
Who is your inspiration, and why?
My best friend, Kelli Jean Bray. Kelli was a beautiful, strong, courageous woman. She was a school teacher and a high school basketball coach. Even through her battle with brain cancer, she encouraged her family, students, and friends. She continued her studies toward a doctorate, continued to coach during chemo, continued to compete in tri-fits, adopted two young boys and gave them a future. She continued to follow her dreams and goals through the cancer battle. She never stopped giving, encouraging, and inspiring. Her legacy will forever live as she inspires me every single day!
Can you tell us one interesting thing about yourself that other people don’t really know about?
I love to write poetry.
What’s your favorite spot in Milpitas?
The Milpitas Hills.
What do you think is the most exciting thing happening in Milpitas right now?
The most exciting thing for me is the elections!
What do you love most about Milpitas?
I love the potential Milpitas has and the beauty of our hillsides. In less than 10 minutes, Milpitians can escape to beautiful views, hiking trails, family picnics, dog parks, and take a deep breath of self-time.