How will you use your role to support the economic vitality of our region?

We need a strategic plan and a budget that aligns with that plan. Our budgets are now created by repeating the previous year with no evaluation of changing needs. We need a plan for development, housing and related infrastructure, and it needs to be done with an open process.

I would also repudiate the explicit show of support for the Proud Boys and other extremists demonstrated during the discussion and passage of the 2nd Amendment Sanctuary resolution. Making the region a welcoming place for people of all backgrounds is critical to recruiting skilled workers.