COVID-19 has altered everyone's lives, from the students who no longer can attend classes to the essential workers' vigilance about their health to those who no longer have a job to go to. Each of us has struggled to adapt to this nearly unprecidented event. And everyone is waiting for "everything to go back to normal." The problem with that is that "normal" wasn't good enough, and COVID-19 has shown some deep fissures in America. So instead, I propose that we use this forum to find a way forward, not back. This is the time to use your vision to propose a new Vallejo! One that takes advantage of its cultural diversity, its prominent position on the Bay, its up and coming artistic community, and its potential to lead the way in green and social innovations to make Vallejo the envy of other Bay Area cities. I want Vallejo to be known the way San Francisco, Oakland, Berkeley, and Silicon Valley are known -- globally as a destination. So, Vallejo, give me your best.