PRIORITIES: What three specific issues will you bring forward to the City Council if you are elected (What are your three main priorities)?
- Attainable Housing
- Water Conservation
- Economic Development
CITY COUNCIL CRITIQUE: Among City Council decisions in last 24 months, what is one decision that you support and one that you were disappointed with and why?
EXPERIENCE WITH CITY GOVERNMENT: Please describe your experience serving on City boards, commissions, or task forces and describe your involvement so far in shaping City-level policies.
NAU: Are you satisfied with the relations between the City and NAU? What are some areas for improvement?
I am not satisfied with the cities relationship with NAU and the Arizona Board of Regents. Since the Standard first came to town a few years back, I have been advocating for the needs of the community and doing my best to negotiate with NAU and these developers to bring forward projects that best suite our needs, don’t displace people, and don’t disrupt neighborhoods. In speaking with president Rita Cheng, it seems she doesn’t see NAUs growth to be an issue to flag. This is a major concern of mine, since she’s responsible to communicate our towns needs to ABoR. I look forward to tackling this subject and holding NAU accountable for their growth.
WATER: Do you support or oppose having our limited local water resources be taken into consideration when planning for growth and development in Flagstaff? Why?
WATER: Do you support or oppose recycling reclaimed water for drinking? Why?
HIGH OCCUPANCY HOUSING: What additional solutions do you have to the challenges related to dormitory-style (high-occupancy) housing developments such as the Hub?
HIGH OCCUPANCY HOUSING
- Providing incentives for affordable housing units within HOH developments,
- Sustainable building practices including renewable energy and water conservation,
- Placing limitations on parking spaces for HOH developments near transit
CLIMATE CHANGE: Would you support or oppose updating the city’s Energy Code so that new buildings must be built to be more energy efficient to reduce greenhouse gas emissions? Why?
CLIMATE CHANGE: How high of a priority is implementing the City’s new Climate Action and Adaptation Plan when approved?
COST OF LIVING: What strategies or policies would you propose to address the high cost of living in Flagstaff?
WASTE: What do you propose to move our community towards zero waste targets?
TRANSPORTATION TAX: ROAD/PED/BIKE/SAFETY: Do you support or oppose a sales tax increase for roadway, pedestrian, bicycle, and safety improvements at outlined in Proposition 419?
As an advocate of alternative transportation as a means to reduce traffic and congestion, I support prop 419. I have lived in Flagstaff for more than a decade without a car and I commute regularly by bicycle. As a cyclist, I have witnessed the lack of safety our roads. Safe cycling routes are crucial to our ability to bicycle commute and remain safe. I have sat down with NAIPTA’s past CEO, Jeff Meilbeck, to learn about prop 419, and I am excited to see it implemented.
TRANSPORTATION TAX – LONE TREE RAILROAD OVERPASS: Do you support or oppose a sales tax increase for a Lone Tree Railroad Overpass from Butler Avenue to Route 66 as outlined in Proposition 420? Why?
TRANSPORTATION TAX – TRANSIT: Do you support or oppose a sales tax increase to expand frequency and times of service for transit as outlined in Proposition 421? Why?
ATTAINABLE HOUSING BOND: Do you support or oppose a bond to pay for new affordable housing, rehabilitation of existing affordable units and homebuyer assistance as outlined in Proposition 422? Why?
SUSTAINABLE WAGES ACT: Do you support or oppose a new minimum wage law that would repeal the provisions of Proposition 414 passed in 2016? Why?
FUSD: Do you support or oppose the FUSD bond? Do you support or oppose the FUSD Override Renewal? Why?
CCC: Do you support or oppose the continuation of CCC bond spending to support programs and curriculum? Why?
I support the continuation of the CCC bond. I advocated for the support of the community for CCC back in 2016 and was disappointed to see the proposition fall short by a small margin. Supporting the community college is investing in Flagstaff’s future. The individuals pursuing degrees at CCC are our future business owners and workforce. The better their education, the better foundation they have for their own, as well as Flagstaff’s, economic success. NAU isn’t for everyone, and maintaining and expanding CCC is crucial for many. I hope to see CCC get the financial support they need in November.