Hi, I'm Jordan
I am running for Glendale City Council to ensure the Jewel City remains one of the best places to live and work in California.
As an Eagle Scout, I know that democracy means serving my community and environment. As a landscape plan-checker who works for LA City Public Works (Master of Landscape Architecture - Cal Poly Pomona), I will improve the livability of our communities through safe and sustainable infrastructure. My mission is to leave this world better than how I found it.
Growing up in the same Indiana county as Abraham Lincoln, his legacy shaped my views on civic engagement. Indiana might be a world away, but the American values of unity and equality are right at home in Glendale.
City government needs to be transparent. On City Council, I will be accountable only to you, the voters. Through respectful collaboration with our community, my goal is to partner with every neighborhood, from La Crescenta to Adams Hill, so we can realize our values and aspirations together.
I will also fight for universal quality-of-life issues, like safe streets, low crime, and dependable, affordable city services. I promise to work with each community group to make sure your voices are represented. Together, we can build a resilient Glendale for everyone.
Please look over my Master's thesis on mycoremediation of soil contaminated with diesel fuel at Taylor Yard in Los Angeles, CA.
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Mycoremediation is a process that utilizes mushroom mycelium to quickly break down hydrocarbons (fuel) into non-toxic byproducts. Mycoremediation is a sustainable, low-cost, and efficient way to address urban brownfield contamination. I worked with the LA City Bureau of Engineering and researchers from UC-Riverside to apply this green technology at Taylor Yard.
Disclaimer: On the June 7 ballot, my name will appear as "Jordan Henry: Landscape Architect". While my job title at LA City contains the terms "Landscape Architect", and I earned a Master's of Landscape Architecture, I am not yet a licensed landscape architect, nor can I provide the services of a licensed landscape architect under my name. (In fact, I have completed 2 of 5 exams to earn my license.) This was an error on my part, of which the public should be informed. Thank you.
Transparent Government is
The City of Glendale has a transparency issue that needs to be addressed as soon as possible. Whether it's falling short to meet CalPERS obligations for our City employees, or lack of financial information about local development like the Americana at Brand, the City of Glendale deserves to know how its tax dollars are being spent.
My mission is to hold the government accountable to the people of Glendale. The solution to this is very simple -- make government more transparent. We cannot fix the problems we face if we don't even know what the problem is, and that is why I promise to disclose all financials that the city is currently committed to. I will not compromise the interest of Glendale's taxpayers, and I trust the voters of Glendale will hold me accountable too.
In short, you can trust me to tell the truth -- the whole truth -- about how every dollar Glendale earns in tax revenue is spent.