I spent 6 years collecting signatures for 3 different community causes with groups of residents but the city didn’t listen because they had already made their minds up. The Richmond Beach Road diet was the most recent one and we collected 800+ signatures on our petitions.
I want to protect our neighborhoods from crime by enforcing our laws. Petty crime is everywhere & often – breaking into & stealing cars, breaking into mailboxes and home break-ins too. Homelessness in our city – I believe we need to establish a “tough love” policy with addicts currently being enabled through lack of enforcement.
We need intelligent development. Only high rise buildings near light rail stations make sense and Aurora. We need to protect our trees – Sound Transit will be removing 5300 trees along I-5 between Northgate & 205th. I also want to find out if the development companies are taking out too many trees.
Taxes are too high for everyone, but especially Seniors since many of them are on fixed income. I’m on the board at Shoreline-Lake Forest Senior Center and am working on a project to provide seniors with as much information as possible – ie. King County Senior Citizen Property Tax Reduction and many other programs.
Small businesses need help and our economic development department isn’t providing it. I want to encourage them, and I’ll be right with them, to be more proactive with help and support especially when they are new.