"Ready to Listen, Ready to Serve"
A primary role of the City Council is to ensure the efficiency of our water, sewers and roads, so that our citizens are well provided for.
Beyond that, what are the issues that concern me for our future?
Our local, regional and statewide agencies do an amazing job of protecting us. But are we, ourselves, disaster prepared? Make an Emergency Kit, Have a Plan, Be Informed, Know your Neighbors. If our local and county services were occupied in assisting efforts in a nearby region and we befell a local disaster would citizens have the skills and know-how to assist in recovery efforts? I support a Short Wave radio education program as a means of connecting citizens during life-threating outages.
The responsibility of a humane and just society is to help those experiencing problems. Many of us may know someone who is one major illness and/or tragedy away from the loss of a home and crippling debt. Let’s work with the County in providing solutions for the Unhoused and ensure our community’s safety as a whole.
Our town is a hot destination for outdoor recreation, shopping and eating, lodging and entertainment. We will continue to attract large numbers of yearly visitors. Fifty thousand cars a day pass through on Hwy 50. We must explore all options to address safety issues at congested times and reduce congestion at peak times. Let's continue "Trip to Green" using technology solutions to reduce personnel costs while examining other options.
New solutions must be researched to create affordable housing options for our seniors, workers and younger population so they can afford to live here and not have to commute. Let's explore small project ideas acceptable to the community that fit our neighborhoods and create more housing within walking distance to our businesses. Our City Code has an Affordable Housing Density Bonus intended as a tool to assist in the development of affordable housing for lower, low and moderate income housing.