Public Safety – Enforcing a safe and secure public environment is a core responsibility of any city. While we should always look for areas of fiscal opportunity to operate more efficiently, I will NEVER support defunding our first responders. In addition to approving the design contract for a potential new Police Station, I am proud to have voted in favor of the design and construction contracts for Fire Station #6, the final fire station to be built in the City of Allen.
Master Developments – I want to make it okay for the Allen City Council to say, “We don’t want more apartments in Allen!” We can complete the final build out phases in Allen with the most modern development styles found anywhere in the U.S. without thousands of apartments built on top of each other. It’s okay to not want more apartments!
Property Taxes – I made a campaign commitment my first year to only approve a budget that adopted the No New Revenue tax rate so that our existing home owners would not have an increase on the City portion of their property taxes. In September of 2021, with a 7-0 vote, the City Council passed a No New Revenue budget for the first time in over 15 years. As long as I have the privilege to serve on the Council, I will continue to lead the effort to keep property taxes as low as possible.
Fiscal Responsibility – I am fiscally conservative in my personal life and as citizens, we have the personal liberty to spend as we individually see fit. Government, however, has an obligation to be fiscally responsible with how our hard earned tax dollars are spent. City departments should be incentivized to reduce their overhead and cost of services, while at the same time delivering best-in-class services. A smaller, smarter government is a better government.
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