Kids and community go hand in hand. Our community has to be SAFE (see my page on Police). I want to always live in a community where I can walk down any street at any time of day or night and be safe. If you are familiar with Masolw’s hierarchy of needs you understand that people have to feel safe before much of anything else can happen. The city council must make this their first priority in all the things we do.
The feeling of community can be greatly effected by the amount of high-density housing projects that we allow into our city. When folks are packed into small spaces, and many of the living situations are transient and temporary (apartments, etc), folks often fail to make quality relationships that allow them to see themselves as valuable and important members of the community. One of the most important functions of our city council must be carefully reviewing zoning requests. In fact, much of the zoning that exists in our community should be revisited and determine if our city has the resources and infrastructure to accommodate the number of people who will need services. In short, I WILL VOTE NO TO ALL HIGH DENSITY HOUSING REQUESTS (Particularly if the infrastructure that would support these requests continues to lag).
Finally, volunteering is a vital part of any community. People with skin in the game typically behave like they are invested. In my time as the president of Riverton Baseball, it was extremely difficult to volunteer in the city. I want to work with city staff to create a warm and inviting feeling that not only welcomes, but encourages, volunteerism in our community. So many people have so many amazing and interesting talents. When we tap into that resource, our community will soar to new heights. What's a product or service you'd like to show.