I love the community of Poway. I value a safe place to raise a family and live an active and engaged life. I know I will be able to add a positive perspective to the conversation focused on the city's future. We need a city council that has the community's trust and can be transparent in their decisions.
Who are the Mayor and Councilmembers listening to before making the decisions on the multiple new development projects?
Let's ensure the new developments support the future we want for our city. Currently, outside developers are in the driver's seat with the developments on Poway Road. Let's stick to the plan and stop amendments that don't benefit our community.
I believe the pillars that make Poway a worthwhile place to live are the open spaces, walking trails, and trees. As a councilmember, I will ensure the Mayor and councilmembers understand the impact of all the developments they have approved by working towards adding more green spaces and parks. I will also promote connection the existing 80 miles of paths, allowing access to additional trails for recreational hikers, cyclists, and equestrians, and allowing those who wish to commute by bike more freedom to do so safely.
I will bring a new perspective and ideas on how we can build on the charm of "The City in the Country." My goal is to keep all Poway residents proud to raise their families here, to enjoy nature, have a thriving business community, and shop and eat here.
How can water rates go up 40% over three years if our city is being fiscally responsible?
The current Mayor and City Council are failing to maintain city infrastructure and are leaving community investment money on the table with each development they approve. For developers to not have to build affordable housing for young families and seniors they only have an in lieu fee of $500 vs other cities it is more like $15,000. Investment money that is left on the table that could help go toward our crumbling water infrustructure.
I will embrace transparency and accountability with your tax dollars, dedicated to acting as an independent voice for your concerns.
If we join together and make our voices heard, we can increase the trust and effectiveness of other City Council for "OUR" city in the country.
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