Henderson you deserve strong caring leadership that won't concentrate on their bottom line, but instead, your priorities.
Public safety is a primary concern for residents of Henderson. Crimes is up in Henderson. Ensuring the safety of our city will be my number one priority. As a career police officer, I've spent 17-years working on the front lines and will use my vast experience to improve our community's safety. As a city council member, I will work to ensure our police are well funded and supported by making sure their work environment is healthy and morale is high.
A strong and resilient economy is one that is diversified and places great importance on small businesses. 80% of the Henderson economy is founded in the small business sector. I will work to bring new and innovative jobs to Henderson; however, I will not give away tax dollars to new business and industry unless the Rate of Return to the taxpayer is substantial and out performs the initial fiscal incentive. My priorities are the community's priorities.
Quality of life issues such as parks, recreational facilities, sidewalks, roads and emergency services are important to our community. A strong and healthy community empowers residents to achieve a higher quality of life. Henderson has seen it shares of struggles and together we can overcome them to become a resilient community. As a city council member, I will work to identify the issues and goals of the community and incorporate them into the decision-making process.
Transparency in government is more important now than ever and the City of Henderson is not immune. This needs to change as transparency is more important now than ever. Transparency ensures government agencies are accountable to the community they serve. In my current job, I am responsible for providing accurate, complete, and timely information to residents and visitors to Boulder City. As a city councilman, I will demand that the city is transparent and communicates and listens to the residents.
Growth needs to be well-planned, efficient and respects existing neighborhoods. Neighbors should have a voice in new development that impacts the lifestyle and quality of life when they made a conscious decision to live in a particular neighborhood. As a city councilman, I will work with developers and the community to arrive at win-win solutions to growth and development.
Education is a critical factor for the long-term success of our community. We need to find common sense solutions to our teacher shortage, large class sizes, and low academic achievement. While I cannot directly make education decision in my role as a city council member, I will support education decisions, bring together administrators, teachers, students and parents in Ward 1 to achieve a better education for our kids.