I’m asking for your support and vote because…
Your Opinions and Priorities
The ideas, opinions, and wishes of all residents should be actively and honestly sought and clearly incorporated into all planning and spending priorities. But in recent years many residents have realized their priorities fail to be respected in planning and spending. This must change.
Your Open Governance
At times it seems that information provided to the community is selectively filtered to engineer an outcome desired by city administration. I pledge to honestly communicate all aspects of any project, program, or legislation under consideration.
I’ll work hard to find better approaches to meaningfully engage the whole community, not just interest groups, from the very beginning of any process that might result in significant community change. Every resident is a stakeholder in what happens in this community.
Your tax dollars support our city as a whole as well as city government. It should be expected that all plans and actions by the city will be respectful of those scarce tax dollars and clearly reflect resident priorities. Too frequently projects and spending priorities put forward by the city fall short of these expectations. I believe we can and must do better.