As mayor, I will be a champion for ALL citizens of Tigard. I am a political outsider with fresh, common sense ideas. With a background in business, I have a history of bringing diverse groups of people together to solve problems and get things done. That is the same spirit that I plan to bring to the role of mayor. The following is a list of to-dos that I plan to tackle as mayor of Tigard.
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Issues + Plans
A new direction for a prosperous future in Tigard.
As mayor, I will be a champion for ALL citizens of Tigard. I am a political outsider with fresh, common sense ideas. With a background in business, I have a history of bringing diverse groups of people together to solve problems and get things done. That is the same spirit that I plan to bring to the role of mayor.
Despite the levy passed in 2020, police response times have stagnated and crime has risen. We need to consistently fund our police through the general budget, have accountability for transgressors, and reduce response times. With that, we must lobby Washinton County for an expansion of the Washington County Mental Health Response team to ensure speedy resources for those who need them.
In order to tackle the growing homelessness problem in Tigard, we need to implement known successful models. This means establishing personal accountability, building trust, providing wrap-around services, and multi-tiered solutions. Tigard is failing at providing an adequate inventory of emergency shelters and affordable housing. Affordable housing is paramount to the issue of homelessness in Tigard. Furthermore, we need to lobby the State and the County to provide proper funding, to make sure that our city’s needs are being met.
Buying a home in Tigard is quickly becoming a luxury that only the wealthiest can afford. With the average home price being $661,000, many cannot afford to live here. We need to ensure a healthy and diverse market for housing. Tigard needs an abundance of housing for first time buyers and middle-income families. This needs to be done by limiting regulations for new builds and incentivizing developers. By developing a healthy and sustainable market, we will be able to allow families in Tigard to build Generational Wealth.
We need to support ALL businesses in Tigard, not just a specific few in the downtown corridor. The way we foster a healthy economy is through our budget. Right now, the city has $127.9M in outstanding debt and is projected to have an ever-growing deficit. We need to curb frivolous spending and start investing in our city responsibly. Transparency is incredibly important. You should know exactly how your tax dollars are being spent. Revitalizing Tigard is incredibly important to building an economy that reflects the people of Tigard: strong and resilient.