When I was looking at losing my job due to the State of California eliminating all urban redevelopment to pay their obligation for funding schools, I became more sensitive to the plight of the homeless. Suddenly I was about to lose my job due to politics in Sacramento that was beyond my control. I still had a mortgage to pay and felt very vulnerable and drawn to others in vulnerable situations. The Community Development Commission is an agency responsible for affordable housing in the County and a range of other public services including redevelopment and economic development programs in low income unincorporated areas of the County. This is public service and I buy into the idea of helping others less fortunate by providing services to the needy.