sometimes commit more than 40 hours in a week. Much of my work has been with SanMarco Preservation Society and I was named an Eve Award finalist for my work on theSan Marco zoning overlay. I have had an active role in park improvements andprograms, library improvements, transportation studies, land use studies, roadway,streetscape, and landscape improvements, redistricting, and many procedural andlegislative aspects of our City Code. I have also been involved in many other civicorganizations such as the Jacksonville Historical Society, Chamber of Commerce,Southside Businessmen’s Club, SHADCO, JCCI, and the Women’s Giving Alliance. Iam also volunteer/ member of many other charitable and community organizations suchas the Riverkeeper, Women’s Board of Wolfson Children’s Hospital, Boy Scouts of America, Junior League of Jacksonville, American Red Cross, American Cancer Society, and the Institute for Worship Studies.
5. How do you intend to comply with Florida¹s public records and government inthe sunshine laws? If you saw an elected official breaking the sunshine law, whatwould you do?
I have attended a multi-hour continuing legal education program on the topic and fullyintend to comply with the law in all respects. I will notice meetings with other Councilmembers in order to provide an opportunity to work together on constructive solutions toissues facing the City. If I saw people breaking the Sunshine Law, I would advise themthat I thought they were violating the law, suggest that they stop doing so, and reportthe violation.
6. What can you do to help support the clean-up of the St. Johns River?
I support application of a specified portion of the revenue generated from collection of the stormwater fee to water quality improvement. I believe we should begin toimplement the recommendations of the tributary creek studies that have beencompleted. We should encourage waterfront landscaping that prevents nutrient runoff by creating incentives for doing so. We also need to complete sewer line installation inareas served by septic systems in close proximity to waterways.
7. How can you become engaged in the city¹s high murder, infant mortality andsuicide rates?
In each area we are dealing with issues of self worth and hopelessness and faith-basedprograms are particularly effective with creating a sense of purpose. I am involvedpersonally through charitable giving and involvement in non-profit organizations. For example, my church has partnered with Cornerstone Church and the Women’s GivingAlliance is engaged with a juvenile justice initiative and a program for girls aging out of