Lower Taxes and Fees

The city needs a Mayor who has a proven business background and experience in putting forth innovative solutions that lower cost and bring necessary government services closest to the people. I have promised to do all I can to reduce taxes and fees and am delivering on that promise. I have voted no on proposed increases for storm water and …

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Managing Growth

Our city has grown considerably over the last decade to some 40,000 residents. With the remaining build out we are projected to grow to around 55,000. As your Mayor, I will work hard to balance the small town feel, that has attracted so many of us to this city, with the increased transportation and other development needs that bring work, …

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Transportation and TRAX

Our city receives funding from the state each year in our Class B road fund (Fund 21) to maintain all of the city owned streets. This funding comes from a share of the gas tax we all pay at the pump. We are falling short in this fund of being able to pay for even the bare bones maintenance of …

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Revitalizing the Old Downtown

I have not given up on our old downtown, or that section along 12600 S from about 1300 W to Park Avenue. I heard from several of you that have expressed a strong desire to have more sit down restaurant, specialty retail and business offices closer to home. To have a more comprehensive plan for the downtown instead of the …

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Keeping Water Quality High, Prices Low

I made a campaign promise in 2013 of improving culinary water quality within my first year in office. I’m proud to say that I kept that promise by leading out on the move to replacing our well water with water from the Jordan Valley Water Conservancy District (JVWCD). This move improved water some 4-10X depending on which well delivered your …

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Improving Secondary Water Quality

As you may remember, last summer the current administration decided to unilaterally shut down our secondary water. I had actually called for an emergency council session to get all of the facts on secondary water quality concerns. Once in that emergency session, it became apparent that although there were some elevated levels of blue algae, the count never exceeded an …

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More Local Control Of Law Enforcement

As mentioned in the Lower Taxes and Fees issue, I’ve led the way in getting our city out of the countywide service area (SLVLESA), so that we can contract and pay directly with Unified Police Department (UPD). We will still receive the same great service from UPD, however we will have a much greater level of local control in the …

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Increasing Community Participation

Participation from all of us is what truly turns a city into a community. And, I believe, it is only through a highly involved citizenry that a community can truly prosper. Whether by restoring our Historic Preservation Commission, leading out on the new city website and social media presence, live streaming meetings, or continuous posts on my personal Facebook page, …

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