What do you consider key issues to be addressed in the next term?
Stability for Highland Park
this overarching goalincludes financial, environmental, organizational, and quality of life issues.
We must control City spending
. The economic climateconcerns everyone. We must therefore maintain our infrastruc-ture and City services at levels that give value for the money spent. To do this and lower property taxes, we must focus in-tensely on economic development. We must continue to col-laborate with other governments to achieve economic and op-erational efficiencies.
We need experienced and strong leadership.
Threefirst-time Council members will be elected; they will need guid-ance. We need to unite our community, and we need a leaderwho works productively with staff.
We must not diminish what makes HP special.
Weneed to further involve our residents in the mission of the City,while maintaining transparent processes. We must continue toprotect our natural environment. We must continue to helpthose in our community who need assistance.
We must meet our City’s mission of protecting resident
health and safety, while balancing serious fiscal constraints and
maintaining the community’s wonderful character.
We can accomplish this by:Maximizing
efficient tax dollar use
through coordinatedbudgeting for essentials and working with other taxing bodiesand local legislators.
. Fixing aging infrastructure andlong-
range planning cannot be delayed. The City’s capital im-
provement, maintenance and stormwater management initia-tives are vital to resident health and safety.Working to increase our tax
via alternative sources to
diminish resident tax burdens
dialogue with residents
to assure understand-ing and help expedite resolution of neighborhood issues andconcerns.Enhancing and
expanding on environmental initiatives
.My experience in
business, law and government
strong community involvement
provide me with the collaborative problem-solving, fiscalmanagement and independent thinking needed to meet our
City’s challenges in the years ahead.