Law enforcement is critical in creating a safe community.
Crime has increased throughout Aurora and the metro area as a whole. At the same time, we have lost too many qualified law enforcement officers as well as firefighters. Our firefighters should get the resources and training they deserve. I will support law enforcement, while expecting them to continually build trust and serve our community with integrity.
My philosophy is to foster unity between police and residents, young and old. I have helped organize “Lunch with a Cop,” and sponsored “Unity Game” basketball tournaments between high school players and Aurora Police ball players. And I have connected our police force with the community to share our common interests, partnering in the National Night Out Event, where police feed residents in local parks, with entertainment.
Aurora deserves safe neighborhoods and on Council, I will commit to that end.
Quality of Life
My family and I live in Aurora because of the quality of life here.
I have engaged in our community by advocating for children, supported schools, youth sports and countless fundraisers and non-profits. On issues such as transportation and cost of living, my business experience and 20 years serving on non-profit boards, will lead to a practical, balanced approach to problem solving.
Business & Economic Development
Aurora needs a strong economic base on small and large businesses.
I have operated an Aurora based small business for nearly three decades. I know from firsthand experience city government should enable small businesses. Allowing businesses to compete and thrive is the best practice and leads to more jobs and higher wages. Unnecessary regulations, and unrealistic city mandates, lead to higher costs to consumers, less opportunity for employees, and many other unintended consequences. Small businesses are often the backbone of local economies, creating jobs and tax revenue, which support community giving.
With a shortage of housing, growth is inevitable for Aurora. We must meet the demand for new homes in a measured and smart fashion. With available land and water, Aurora can offer innovative neighborhoods, parks & recreation, as well as destination possibilities. My experience on the Parks & Recreation Advisory Board, has shown me the quality of people, passion and planning from our city staff for innovation and meeting the needs of citizens.