DISTRICT 6 PRIORITIES
What matters to you, matters to me. Here are some of the things I’m working on for our city.
PRIORITY: PUBLIC SAFETY
As Utah’s capital city Salt Lake enjoys a diversity of neighborhoods and business districts unique among neighboring cities. That means our Police and Fire Departments deal with issues that others do not.As a council we have added over 75 new police officers and firefighters, brought back neighborhood bike patrols, and have halted the closure of Fire Station #9. We are making sure that our police and fire departments can recruit the best and most qualified. I will also continue the fight for better public safety presence in District 6.
Salt Lake City residents deserve the best in streets, sidewalks, utilities, and services. In District 6, we have needed better maintenance and major updates to our existing infrastructure. I successfully advocated for a larger percentage of the city budget to go toward Capital Improvement Projects. With the 2018 Streets Bond, we are seeing steady progress on dozens of maintenance and reconstruction projects throughout District 6. There is still more to do – I will keep working hard to accomplish it.
PRIORITY: QUALITY OF LIFE
We all know we are fortunate to live in Salt Lake City. We are seeing exciting progress on ways to improve our daily lives – better transportation planning, working with others at the county, state and federal levels to improve air quality, and expanding and capitalizing on our outdoor recreation opportunities including parks, trails and golf.My service as Secretary/Treasurer of the Salt Lake County Council of Governments has helped keep Salt Lake City well represented at the county level and beyond.
My highest priority is to always be transparent and candid with my constituents. I love getting the chance to chat with district residents, even those who disagree with me at times. It’s been said, “Sunlight is the best disinfectant,” and I agree.Nothing in my time on the council has been so divisive as the “Inland Port”. Much misinformation has been spread about the port, including about my position. What should be a team effort has become unnecessarily contentious. Please call me with concerns or questions on the port; please don’t rely on partial or inaccurate information. I’d love to discuss issues personally with you and/or your group.
PRIORITY: SAVE OUR CANYONS
View my answers to the 2019 Save our Canyons Candidate Questionnaire
PRIORITY: UTAH CULTURAL ALLIANCE
View my answers to the 2019 Utah Cultural Alliance Questionnaire