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Protecting Health, Safety, and Welfare
Preserving our Environment
Understanding Grass Roots Government
This is the “grass roots” level of your governance. You should feel at ease coming to share your ideas with the Council, in person, by e-mail, or by phone. Yet as I talk to residents I am constantly told that it is “intimidating” to come to the Council to speak. They do not feel that they are listened to or respected when they come. These remarks make me sad because I have found over the past 8 years on the Council that it is our residents who have the enthusiasm and great ideas and strong neighborhood ties that make Roseville such a wonderful place to live.
I am acutely aware of the economics of our country and the problems of those on fixed and limited incomes whether they are young adults, young families, middle-aged couples, single parents, or our elderly. Times are very difficult for many of our residents and it is critical that we as a city government do everything we can to spend every tax dollar wisely. This requires getting suggestions from residents and enlisting their aid whether as unpaid consultants in an area of expertise or as volunteers for topics, problems, or issues of particular interest. Our residents are the best problem solvers and the hardest working constituents. It is my hope to harness all that ability to keep Roseville the exceptional community it is and guide the next steps as we move forward with new challenges and a new Comprehensive Plan.
If you chose me as your Mayor, I will make every effort to see that the Council welcomes resident suggestions, actively seeks broad resident input, and encourages collaboration with our citizen groups, our businesses, our neighborhoods, our schools, and our adjacent municipalities. These types of relationships are crucial to maintaining strong engagement and retaining the best of Roseville while moving forward and responding to the advances in technology and demands from society at large. And, If elected I will clearly and transparently identify what is a “Need” and what is a “Want” to ensure sustainability for the current and future generations of Roseville residents.
Encouraging Citizen Participation and Collaboration
Enhancing and Protecting Neighborhoods
Calming Residential Traffic
Supporting Local Business
Programming for Seniors
Ensuring Stable Affordable Housing
Demanding Fiscal Responsibility
Planning for Sustainable Amenities