As many of you know, I have been active in the community since the early 1980s. Many of you have worked with me on various projects in your neighborhoods, in protecting our collective environment, and speaking out against projects and actions we thought were not in the best interest of the community. I want to say “Thank You” to all the many residents with whom I have had the honor and privilege to work. I have enjoyed the learning, the support, and the discussions.
I would like to say “Thank You” to all the residents who voted for me in the last two elections and who have contacted me during the past years with their concerns and thoughts. I have been honored to be able to represent you and have tried to do so to the best of my ability.
If you chose to elect me as your Mayor, I will continue to serve you with the same commitment and values. I believe in the strength and value of community and neighborhood. I believe in long term planning. I believe in the necessity of vision. And, I believe I have the ability to work with the entire community to forge a vision and establish the framework to make that vision a reality. I have the time, the work ethic, and the desire to bring forward a vision to carry the City successfully into the future.
Welcome to my Website:
Welcome to my website! Although it looks much the same, it is updated. I find that my fundamental ideas and emphasis has not changed since being elected to the Council nearly 8 years ago. I continue to maintain my expectations of government, my understanding of the role and limitations of the City Council, and my views on public service. Eight years ago I said I would be a Public Servant and I have tried to uphold the highest principles of that title.
Eight years ago, I said I would be committed to the following efforts and remain committed to them today.
- Careful oversight of the expenditure of public funds
- Transparency in all government dealings
- Collaboration with residents on major projects
- Support for seniors who wish to remain in their homes
- Sustainable practices through comprehensive policies
- Protection of the environment
However, I see the need for a vision and policy effort for Roseville to meet the challenges of the future, a future that is rapidly changing. As I prepared my working notes for issues, I see little change in the goals and tasks before us as a community. We need our diverse economy with industry, retail, distribution, and service. We need our diverse housing stock and unique neighborhoods. We need our government services of public safety and infrastructure for water, sewer, power, and transportation. Most importantly we need to be able to maintain these balances and create a sustainable future. We cannot continue to spend on programs and structures without a firm plan for their maintenance and future funding. And, while we have made progress in this area, there is still much work to be done.
I believe the role of Mayor is an opportunity to help shape a vision for the city and set a tone that encourages participation. We are fortunate to live in a wonderful location with excellent amenities. However, the future is changing rapidly and we need to be positioning the City to be successful in the face of many changes, changes in retail, in distribution of goods, in jobs, in climate, in health care—in almost every aspect of our lives. This is the time to utilize all our collective resources, staff, businesses, and residents, to help us be sure Roseville remains the place want to live, work, and play, and the place residents’ children want to return to when they begin to raise their families. This is the definition of a strong and vibrant community. It is the job of the next Council and Mayor to establish the policies and vision to carry Roseville into the future.
This is a daunting task, but together I believe we can forge the vision and create the policies to make Roseville the place everyone wants to live!