Bob brought about responsible growth to Mare Island and to Vallejo as a whole.
He advocated for tenants’ rights and worked toward a fair and balanced housing ordinance.
Bob worked with area organizations to help Vallejo acquire $7.1 million in private funding for a navigation center for unsheltered residents, as well as working toward a sustainable housing solution.
Through Bob's direction, the City hired more public safety employees, and grounds crews for city cleanup and maintenance.
He held PG&E accountable during the power shut off events to keep our water flowing and clean by demanding and obtaining two free generators to support us for future events.
Bob has worked with Cal Maritime Academy to develop a sustainable plan for the future of the Sperry Mills site that will benefit not just CMA but all of Vallejo.
He worked to ensure that the rights of all communities, including the LGBTQ and immigrant communities, are protected and fostered.
He has been an avid supporter of the Humane Society of the North Bay and other animal advocacy causes.
During his tenure as Mayor, we had contracts with all bargaining Unit employees for the first time in many years.
Thanks to Bob’s leadership we have maintained and increased the City’s reserve that he advocated for as council member. Demonstrating a responsible fiscal strategy, he has increased the reserve almost $1 million each year, protecting the City’s fiscal wellbeing.
He is the first Mayor to involve the residents in the City Manager and Police Chief selections for the first time in Vallejo’s history.
He traveled to Washington D.C to lobby for funding for City projects such as parking structures, dredging, and quality of life enhancements.
Brought more medical, dental and mental health services from Solano County government to assist the underserved in Vallejo.
He established and dedicated the Barbara Kondylis Memorial Green.
Brought electric car charging stations to City Hall, giving up the dedicated parking spaces for the Mayor.
Advocates for and belongs to the Solano State Parks Commission.
Helped to bring about changes to bus stops that benefit the elderly and working-class riders.
Advocated for more electric and CNG buses to eliminate diesel buses, improving air quality.
Is working on a plan to have a Smart Train come to Vallejo as part of the Capitol Corridor Train Service.
Worked with studios, filmmakers and the City to develop a working relationship making Vallejo a film production center.
Supported the arts and entertainment community in Vallejo to ensure that community events happen with lower permit fees, including Friday Art Walk, Juneteenth, Mad Hatter Parade, 4th of July Parade, Up Bay Pride Festival, and Pista Sa Nayon.
Worked with County agencies to repair and maintain traffic corridors, particularly at intersections.
Devoted more resources to street paving and improvement.
Helped to smooth the City Hall processes for developers, residents and new businesses wanting to bring housing, home improvements and business to our town.
Requested and advocated for infrastructure repairs and an emergency distribution plan for clean and safe water.
Worked to hold neighboring air polluters accountable for events that damage the health and safety of our air quality and kept the residents of Vallejo informed.
Reestablished the Youth Commission and supervised local students out of the Mayor’s office to effect change in government through new policies.
Worked with organizations to celebrate the return of the US Navy to Vallejo with the arrival of the USS Emory S. Land for repairs at the Mare Island Shipyard.