LONG TERM PRIORITIES
As one of the Alderman who represent the downtown area, I fully support the renovation and revitalization project. I have no doubt
that by opening up the square, business will once again flourish in downtown Jacksonville. I don't have ambitions of making it the
retail hub that it once was. However, I do have confidence that small, family owned businesses along with a strong art scene can and
will thrive in the downtown area. The second phase of the project of opening up Main Street on both the North and South end of the
square is a key component. While we must move forward in a fiscally responsible manner, WE MUST MOVE FORWARD! A
revitalized downtown will bring new importance to neighboring areas including the entire Northeast End.
North / Northeast End
I am a proud resident and homeowner in the Central North sector of Jacksonville. I have a vision for the North / Northeast End that
includes more economic development that bring jobs to the neighborhood. It is my desire to once again see a grocery store on the
North side of town. I pledge to keep the North / Northeast End out in front and visible while on the city council and to do all I can to
market our great neighborhood.
Economic development in Jacksonville as a whole must be a top priority for the next mayor and city council. We must have a strong
marketing plan for the city and be creative in our efforts to draw businesses to our community. We must partner with the
Jacksonville Regional Economic Development Corporation as well as Jacksonville Mainstreet and the Jacksonville Area Chamber of
Commerce to ensure we are a cohesive team moving forward together promoting the economic development of the city.
Recent statistical reports from the police department indicate crime in Jacksonville is decreasing. However, if the public at large does
not feel safe and their perception is that crime is a problem, then it is a problem. There are many areas that need to be improved in
order to bring crime under control. I do believe there are improvements to be made in the police department both internally and
externally. The police alone cannot solve the crime problems we face. We as citizens must work together with the police to identify
criminals and drug houses in our neighborhoods and report these. We must work on developing a better relationship between the
citizens and our police officers and I look forward to working with our good public servants in facilitating this relationship. I
encourage the citizens of this city to set aside blame and work together with our police and public officials to make our city safer.
SHORT TERM PRIORITIES
During my campaign I spoke about "active leadership." I want to meet you, talk to you, hear what you have say about our city. I
want to know what your priorities are for the new Administration. As such, I will be improving this website as a means of
communication as well as scheduling town hall style meetings at various locations throughout Ward 1. I want you to know me and I
want to know you and the only way to do that is to have open exchanges of thoughts and ideas.
I want to make the city council more accessible to you! I know its hard for some of you to get out on Monday evenings to attend
council meetings. Therefore, I want the council meetings to be shown live online. You then could watch the meetings from the
comfort of your own homes. I also would like to explore the possibility of broadcasting the meetings on television.
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