My platform, if re-elected to Dayton City Council, is to fulfill the expectation of effectively analyzing information and utilizing citizen input to make informed decisions that are best for the City of Dayton. I will work for you, the citizen. I plan to continue to work as a team member with city government officials and citizens to improve the city by solving three key challenges:
1.) The city must improve communications to include effective, timely and transparent announcements. One individual must be given the charge of overseeing the city’s webpage, Facebook page, city kiosk and all other messaging. The City Manager or Mayor must monitor and evaluate this individual’s performance and work on a regular basis. Our citizens must be informed.
2.) The city faces an uphill battle of maintaining an effective, affordable budget without raising taxes or cutting city services. We have many capital projects over the next several years that will encompass budget expenditures. We must consider raising salaries of fire, police, public works and city office workers to retain valuable employees and remain competitive in the workplace. We must maintain and improve the city’s infrastructure to attract new investment. I pledge to be fiscally responsible and consider each expenditure of tax dollars carefully. I will not jeopardize the city’s financial standing for any project.
3.) Finally, I wish to be a part of a team that utilizes input from all city stakeholders to create a comprehensive branding message that promotes the City of Dayton as a destination location. To accomplish this we must focus on 3 key elements that we have. Those elements are: location, diversity of housing and investment incentives.
If re-elected, I pledge to work harder and smarter for all citizens of Dayton. I work for you!
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