After attending most of the Town council meetings for the past four years, I became aware of the growing dissention among council members. This dissention has become unacceptable to many Oro Valley citizens, myself included. For the sake of the Town and its citizens, this discord has to change.
After much thought, I decided the best way to return civility, cooperation, and team work to the council was from within. I will apply my consulting skills in team development and facilitation toward achieving this goal.
My foremost responsibility will be to the citizens of Oro Valley. I pledge to seek and hear as many opinions as possible before making any decisions. I will respect the views of others, and offer compromises when appropriate. Additionally, many citizens have noted that some council members consistently show up unprepared for meetings.
I pledge to prepare for Council Meetings by researching agenda items in advance. I will listen carefully to presentations and speakers; ask pertinent follow-up questions; carefully evaluate each proposal; and adhere to the Oro Valley General Plan and Town Codes when making decisions.
The future of Oro Valley is very dependent on its financial health and a clearly written 2015 General Plan. I will support major projects, such as the development of Naranja Park, only after input from citizens and consultants and after financial plans has been reviewed and approved. I will strengthen fiscal responsibility by spending wisely on residents’ priorities, and by requiring supporting documents for all non-urgent projects. I will base my decisions on facts, not fantasy.
As your council member, I will work to strengthen the approval criterion for 2015 General Plan amendments and rezoning. I will maintain public safety and quality of life for all. I am also running for council to advocate for environmental and historical preservation as well as increased cultural, recreations, and learning opportunities for all ages.
Thank you for your support. It would be an honor to be your Councilmember.