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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- Properly fund police without the need for a levy.
- Lobby state for changes to Measure 110 to combat rising drug use and overdose.
- Lobby for a larger Washington Co. jail to meet the demand of crime.
- Add sidewalks to increase accessibility and walkability.
- Decrease police response times to under 5 minutes.
- Create grant programs for businesses to help lock and secure big ticket items, help with loss prevention, and to install proper lighting and security cameras.
- New city facilities to meet growing demand.
- Stop wasteful spending on revolving door homeless programs. Fund programs that show results at solving the problem and promote accountability.
- Lobby metro for help in keeping our streets clean from drugs, needles, tents, and graffiti.
- Beautification of public right-of-ways and trails to help offset carbon emissions.
- Deter vandalism and graffiti by partnering with local artists and providing grants to businesses to create murals throughout the city.
- Create more middle income housing options and opportunities for first-time homebuyers.
- Expand the Tigard business incubator program.
- Support ALL Tigard businesses, not just those located in the downtown area.
- Recruit new businesses to Tigard, especially those looking to grow and expand within Tigard.
- Create programs to enhance Hwy 99 businesses to better represent the city of Tigard.
- Stronger accountability for city land and resources.
- Change city sign and design codes to be more accommodating to businesses.
- Balance the budget through spending cuts. No more new taxes.
- Lobby for changes to Washington Co. grant programs to support equity driven projects.
- Be an active piece across the state promoting Tigard and why people and businesses should move here.
- Finish Fanno Creek trail on time and on budget.
- Change building codes for shelters to allow for maintaining standards at the original building code level.
- Push for fast tracking new construction when it meets the terms of equitable housing.
- Champion a higher level of customer service across city offices. Remind city workers that they work for the people of Tigard.
- Lobby state for changes to Hwy 99 to mitigate traffic.
- Carry the baton for the Greenburg project and advocating for Hall Blvd. to move to city control.
- Continue to increase city parks and greenspaces.
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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.
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