Support/Oppose Issues on Hot Topics
Different Opinions than Incumbent
Senior & Community Center
I support the community need for this center. I oppose all funding requests beyond the initially agreed amount of $30 million. This project is currently positioned to cost over twice this amount (unacceptable).
I supported debt financing for this project to meet the budget gap, like a mortgage, in order to invest current dollars in other critical facilities in disrepair.
The Gate at 172nd
The community surrounding this gate is strongly against this project going forward. I don't support the project because it is contrary to the commitments the City made in its climate emergency declaration for prioritizing walking and biking.
The project will create more car traffic near the elementary school.
Equitable and Fair Pay
I support living wage legislation as a means to address housing costs. I believe City council deserves living wages as well.
I oppose the actions taken by the incumbent Mayor to dismiss the entire independent salary commission.
I opposed the requested $80,000 increase (48%) in the Mayor's base salary.
I support adding access to healthcare benefits for part-time employees, including the Council.
Masking and Shots
I opposed the Executive Order issued by the Mayor to selectively fire firefighters, because it was more stringent than the Governor's mandate. Neither the Executive Order nor Governor's mandate are in place anymore.
I oppose the idea of firing staff because they are sick.
My family and I are fully vaccinated. We still choose to wear masks when among large groups of people, when among folks who are not able to be vaccinated, or at healthcare facilities.
Topics That Have Come Up In The Past Two Terms