I am seeking re-election to the South Burlington City Council. If elected on March 3, 2020,
– I will continue to pursue immediate City Center goals, including public-private development that enhances and expands our commercial assets and increases available residential housing,
– I will continue to pursue the overall goal of economic and environmental sustainability by focusing on mixed development in areas that lie close to major thoroughfares, public transportation, and walking and biking trails, and by working to protect from overdevelopment or encroachment outlying areas rich in natural resources,
– I will continue to respect residents’ ability to pay when making budgetary decisions, and
– I will remain steadfast in my commitment to include all stakeholders in various policy initiatives concerning our economy, infrastructure, environment, and community.
After a total of ten years on the Council (2008-2012 and 2014-present), I welcome the thought of continuing to serve in this role. When I first ran in spring 2008, my primary goals were the following: protecting South Burlington’s open spaces and the quality of life in our neighborhoods, promoting the development of City Center, and maintaining the quality of city services all with an eye to affordability and financial sustainability. My goals remain the same, as does my pledge to uphold open, transparent, and accountable government and increased dialog and partnership with South Burlington’s neighboring communities.