I believe that healthy communities happen on purpose. Our city council has a role in developing resources we all rely on, including:
These resources make life better for all of us. I will make sure to speak up for the residents of Independence.
Communication between city councilors and residents should go both ways. To do this, we need to focus on making it easy for Independence residents to participate in city meetings and community events, and to access information and news about Independence. It also needs to be easy for residents to communicate needs, desires, and suggestions to city officials and staff.
Residents of Independence should feel that their lives and input are valued and well-represented by the city council. You can count on me to show up for you by attending meetings, following through on all of my assigned council duties, and being available to discuss issues that impact the city and its residents.
Local government should be transparent—meaning that it should be clear to constituents how decisions are made, who benefits from those decisions and how, and that the greatest good is served with each and every decision rendered.
Whether it be about upcoming events, programs or ordinances, information provided by the city should be easily accessible to the public online. Residents of Independence should be able to verify information through the city website quickly and easily rather than relying on rumor or speculation.