The Napa Register published a candidate profile this morning highlighting Juliana’s priorities in the next four years.
Along with her aspirations for Napa’s future, Inman turned her attention to the Napa earthquake’s aftereffects, saying she would press for aid to the homeowners and merchants not yet eligible for disaster relief aid. (The federal disaster declaration signed last month by President Barack Obama authorizes aid only to local governments.)
“Eighty mobile homes, 150 red-tagged buildings, thousands of yellow tags – this is a major disaster and it’s very important we get the individual aid for closed and displaced businesses, for homeowners who have to camp out in other people’s homes,” she said.
Campaigning to win post-quake repair funding is a matter of the city’s bottom line as well, she added, with major hotels – important tax revenue sources in a tourist-driven economy – among the businesses still closed or not fully functional six weeks after the 6.0 temblor. “We have three legs on our stool – property tax, sales tax and (transient occupancy) tax,” she said.”