No tax increases for working families and small business

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No tax increases for working families and small business

Taxes in the City of Phoenix have become a burden on working class families and small businesses in our District. While ensuring that we have a solid revenue stream to support efficient and cost-effective City services is important, we shouldn’t prioritize government spending over the concerns of our constituents. The City of Phoenix is facing a budget deficit in 2018 … Read More

Fight developers who tear up neighborhoods

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Fight developers who tear up neighborhoods

For years, District 6 neighbors have been intimidated by aggressive developers who rip through family communities and negatively impact the character, integrity, and prestige our neighborhoods. When this happens, our home values decline, unwanted traffic increases, and disproportionate construction sites create blights on our streets. This must change. I commit to fighting back against developers who attempt to aggressively buy … Read More

Reduce response times for police and fire

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Reduce response times for police and fire

Our public employees are at the front of lines of keeping our neighborhoods and homes safe, but with 222 people moving into our City a day, our resources and personnel have become strained. In speaking with our police and fire, the issues seem twofold: Personnel. Recession era cuts to police, fire, and other emergency responders pushed our people over the … Read More

Treat workers with dignity and respect

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Treat workers with dignity and respect

When you walk into your workplace, you expect to be treated with dignity and respect, and given constructive, not disparaging criticism, for mistakes. I will use the skills I have learned in my career to build an organizational management style that ensures people valued and appreciated, not just because it is the right thing to do, but knowing that our … Read More

Develop and empower small businesses in our district

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Developer and empower small businesses in our district

Small business growth and development has always been the economic core of our City, but too often we have been prioritizing large corporations over everyday entrepreneurs. As federal and state governments get more bogged down by partisan politics, cities have become a driver of economic growth and development, and I want to expand on that model. Our City should prioritize … Read More

Invest in job training and working families

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Invest in job training and working families

District 6 is one of the best educated districts in the city. We have a wealth of entrepreneurs, business executives, and nonprofit leaders who have incredible skills and advice to offer to our community. This talent must be utilized to help empower working families across Phoenix to create a more sustainable, livable city. I propose creating a Phoenix Community Council … Read More