My guiding principles and priorities

I am seeking re-election to the South Burlington City Council. If elected on March 1, 2016,

– I will continue to pursue immediate City Center goals, including a new library/municipal complex, Dumont Park, and public-private development that enhances our commercial assets and, with voter approval, will generate state tax dollars for reinvestment,

– 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 six years on the Council (2008-2012 and 2014-2016), 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 with South Burlington’s neighboring communities.