Meanwhile, the local government must do whatever it can to aid the local economy --not by increasing costs to the taxpayers but by reducing costs to businesses, especiallysmall businesses.
To quote Sen. Marco Rubio, "It¶s pretty simple to understand´. The economy doesn'tgrow because of politicians. It grows because of people that start businesses or expandexisting businesses.
. Do you support the Jacksonville Journey? Explain your answer.
As mayor I will meet with the Sheriff and the Jacksonville Journey Oversight Committeeand review the program to ensure that it is having a measurable impact on the crimerate commensurate with the considerable cost. My decision on whether to continue,discontinue, increase or decrease funding will be directly related to the return oninvestment those hard-earned tax dollars are producing.
While first reviews of the Jacksonville Journey suggest it is having a positive impact, wemust create partnerships with existing programs like PAL, Junior Achievement andothers who can administer these same programs at a much smaller cost. My goal is toprivatize and partner with existing 501C-3's and create savings of 15-20 percent by2012. Also, there should be no need for additional funding for the Jacksonville Journeyuntil the city regains its fiscal strength.
. What endorsements have you received?
My campaign has been endorsed by the Fraternal Order of Police and The NortheastFlorida Builders Association in addition to many individual civic, business and politicalleaders.
. How much civic activity do you perform outside work?