Council Platform

Cedar Falls is a great place to live, and keeping it great requires initiative, fresh thinking, and a willingness to be bold. I will bring unique perspective, bountiful energy, and careful leadership to Cedar Falls City Council.ย I vow to be an independent voice of people, to challenge the status quo and to offer a vision for the future. I will work tirelessly to improve the citizen experience in Cedar Falls.ย My bullet point platform:

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Quality of Life

  • Enhance the safety and security of all citizens
  • Promote great streets and smart planning
  • Partner with UNI, CFU, Schools, Main Street, The Hill, and neighborhood organizations to expand recreation, culture and entertainment opportunities

Effective/Efficient Government

  • Optimize service delivery in every department
  • Prioritize investments for essential infrastructure
  • Promote open, transparent government

Economic Development

  • Leverage community assets and industrial park for quality jobs
  • Streamline codes and ordinances to support community investment and growth
  • Promote entrepreneurship through UNI, city, private partnerships
  • Revitalize commercial and residential core

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These are my favorite city topics:

  • Great streets - accommodating, safe, efficient, beautiful, vibrant streets
  • Super-efficient government
  • Government transparency
  • Inter-governmental cooperation
  • Sustainable operations and infrastructure investment
  • North Cedar renewal
  • College Hill vibrancy
  • Expanded recreation opportunities
  • Public-Private-Partnerships
  • Expand downtown and infill development
  • Foster entrepreneurship and economic development
  • Enhance UNI student/citizen experiences
  • Advocate for lower taxes - local property, state income, corporate income taxes
  • Champion for state legislative reform to restore Home Rule to Iowa cities