We can have growth and green space; development and preservation. Most important, we need to ensure that
To achieve these objectives we must take a
We must remember that growth and development also increase the demand for services and that there is a cost for increased services. New businesses, and new residents, all expect police and fire protection.
We must take a common sense approach to balancing the demands on the city's financial resources with growth. We also must balance growth with respect for the character of our city. We want an aesthetically pleasing city that people will love. We want to attract new residents while at the same time supporting those who now contribute to and call Ann Arbor home.
Specifically I will:
Stand for realistic, prudent budgeting that puts basic safety and infrastructure services first:
Value our much-loved public places. I helped save Huron Hills Golf Course, to keep it an affordable public place, open to all. I will support our parks as a valued amenity for us and for future generations.
I believe in representative government. I want to know your concerns about Ann Arbor. I will make your concerns mine, and will go to bat for you at City Hall.
I ask for your vote on August 5 so that we can work together to serve the city we love.