Issues

Public Safety

Keeping the city safe from crime and wildfires is critical to keeping citizens safe, property values high, homeowner’s insurance accessible and affordable and protecting the high quality of life we have here in Laguna Niguel.

Because I have a track record of supporting firefighters, I was endorsed by the OCPFA (Orange County Professional Firefighters Local 3631) in the 2020 election. We must ensure that we protect life and property from wildfire. We can do this together by keeping our defensible spaces, canyons and open spaces clear of dead brush, overgrowth and non-drought tolerant plants. I also urge all homeowners to have a home assessment by the OCFA. There is more work to be done with fire safety in Laguna Niguel and I’ll make sure that this is my #1 priority.

I am against defunding the police. I pledge to keep Laguna Niguel one of the safest cities in the state. My journey to elected office started when I was concerned with a public safety issue and I have a solid track record supporting police safety throughout my lifelong service. In 2011, I served as the President of the Laguna Niguel Citizen’s Academy through the Orange County Sheriff’s Department.

Fiscally Strong

 I support a no debt policy for the city and the current reserve policy (50% of operating budget). I understand this policy, because I ran on and supported a no debt policy after serving on my former city council. I know how to get things done successfully while keeping the city fiscally sound because I have a track record getting things done in a similar environment.

Protect Our Open Spaces

Our open spaces and trails in Laguna Niguel are a key part of the charm of our city. I will always protect our open spaces from development. After 11 years of living in Laguna Niguel, I am still exploring our wonderful trails!

Build Back Our Small Businesses

It’s imperative that we put our small businesses at the forefront of many things we do at city hall. We all want to live in a thriving community with great conveniences and fabulous restaurants. Our restaurants and many service industries have been hit by the COVID-19 pandemic and we need to continue to act strategically about how we can continue to support them.

City Center

I support a city center development as I believe that we need a central point in our community, a sort of “downtown.” All developments, large and small, should have the input of residents so that residents and developers can work together to build something that is agreeable to both stakeholders. Developing the city center near city hall can have a positive ripple effect on the surrounding shopping centers, attracting various types of businesses for our residents to patronize.

Neighborhood

It’s clear, Laguna Niguel residents value their homes and the safe environment in which we live. I will continue to be an advocate for our neighborhoods when sober living homes become a threat to both the community and the patients in these facilities. 

Stephanie's City Council Statements

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City Workers

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LGBTQ Youth

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Sober Living

“I’m supporting Stephanie Oddo because I know her record of support for public safety. She cares about our families, our quality of life and will work hard everyday to serve our community.”

- Joe Davis, Laguna Niguel First Chief of Police Services