PLATFORM

"I come from proud a family that has been involved with military and public service for as long as I can remember. I want to work for you. We need to attract more business for our growing community and create more living wage jobs, improve our schools, and make public safety - a top priority. With nearly 20 years of leadership experience, I know what it takes to find solutions, navigate the complicated issues, and get things done."
LIST OF ISSUES
Affordable & Quality Water
To secure our economic and environmental future, we need to act now on water supply, reliability, and cost.  5 communities in Groveland have the highest water rates and nothing has been done to resolve this long seated issue.  We need to plan and invest more strategically in our water infrastructure amidst continued urban growth and climate concerns.

Execute transparent & honest leadership

We need to foster a culture of trust between staff, the council and citizens. More than every before we need a City where the leaders, vendors, staff and those elected to carry out the wishes of the voters operate in honest transparency. No hidden agenda's or favoritism towards developers or special projects. 

 

LIVE MEETINGS: I will push as I have always to make sure our City Meetings are Streamed Live on FACEBOOK so that Citizens can participate in the process of Government from the comfort of their homes.

Business Revitalization 

Our Business sector needs a boost. We have long standing generational business who have not been helped by the City with the allotted CRA dollars. I believe as we work to bring in more great business and major restaurants that we never forget to make sure that those business who have made Groveland strong stay strong for generations to come. I believe a Business Council is needed made up of local business owners is needed. This gives them a voice at the table. 

Engage Citizens in shaping our City

I believe we need to make sure that as we grow into a great city that our citizens have a voice at the table. Not just elected officials rubber stamping their ideas and leaving the bill for the tax payer. I want to encourage the citizens to take part in the planning of the Groveland of the future.  Groveland is a great city with great potential, so lets build a City that we all can be proud to call home for families. 

Accountable and Sensible Governance

Accountability is the fundamental requirement for preventing the abuse of power and for ensuring that power is directed towards the achievement of efficiency, effectiveness, responsiveness and transparency. We have seen mismanagement of city funds with no accountability, abuse of 17 city issued credit cards with years without an audit until 2017. I spoke out and fought to get an audit done and to reduce the amount of credit cards departments were issuing. In 2017 to 2018 we paid over $100,000 for a employee to sit at home while on administrative leave for writing a unauthorized check from city funds. It's time for Sensible Governance. 

Parks, Recreation & Dining 

For nearly 8 plus years we have been promised new parks for our growing families to enjoy only for the can to be kicked down the road each year with more empty promises. There are still services we lack that would benefit our residents such as a community center for our youth, updated parks and recreation, and cultural entertainment events that mirror our growing diverse community. We need to make sure as developers are coming in that they assist in helping us with land for new schools and facilities that would benefit our families. 

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