What do you offer as a candidate?
I have been involved with community organizations
including, but not limited to, the Decatur Township Civic Council, meaning I've
"worked in the trenches" with individuals that have strived to make our
community better. I've gained insight
about the issues as well as ways in which to address them. My city governmental experience, particularly
my serving as a Township Administrator (now called a Mayor's Neighborhood
Liaison) grants me the knowledge and expertise about how to tap into the
resources at "city hall". This enables
me to meet constituent services matters immediately as well as the better
opportunity to get them addressed successfully.
What does your district most need from the City/County Council?
This, like most every other district in
the city, needs a city/county government that is responsive to its needs to
provide those services that sustain and enhance the quality of life making
Indianapolis/Marion County a place in which people want to make their homes and
raise their families as well where business want to locate and stay.
What's your opinion of the 2012 budget proposed by the Mayor?
It is good for the city to have a
balanced budget as was the case with the last three budgets proposed the mayor and
approved by the City/County Council, without any decreases to public safety and
What is your opinion of the comprehensive smoking ban?
be willing to hear about the proposals.
Do you think the city needs more police officers?
should do all we can to ensure that the city has adequate public safety.
Do you support increased funding for public transit?
Unfortunately most of the district that
I'll be serving is without adequate public transportation, so I'd be open to
considering options that would result in better public transportation service.
Do you think the streets and sidewalks in your district are in good
This district is composed of a mix of
areas - some having been developed in recent years and other decades ago. Obviously, some of those older areas are in
need of attention. Fortunately, the "Rebuild
Indy" program is providing aid to those areas.
Name one project that would most benefit your district?
As I've walked door-to-door and had
other opportunities to hear constituent concerns, it would be beneficial to
have sidewalks constructed along roads that have both a lot of pedestrian and
vehicular traffic that are now not being served by sidewalks.