Heidi engages her community to work together to implement creative housing solutions, develop practices to support local businesses, strengthen relationships, revitalize downtown culture, and enhance community resilience through energy efficiency and sustainability in California’s changing climate. Heidi is a reform-minded leader, passionate about keeping the concerns of local residents at the forefront of everything she does.

Hear how this San Luis Obispo progressive mayor talks about her work facing down the fossil fuel industry to move her city and the state forward, the challenges of drawing attention to a climate agenda during the pandemic, obstacles at the national level concerning comprehensive legislation on facing the climate emergency, how she’s  encouraged Governor Gavin Newsom to ban fracking and declare a climate emergency for California. She did it in San Luis Obispo. Please listen here.