We need a Mayor who recognizes that it takes an all-hands-on-deck effort among the public, private and faith-based communities to make our communities safe.
We need to be tough on crime while being smart on crime. That means truly addressing the underlying issues that drive our crime rate. The pervasiveness of addiction and mental health issues cannot be solved by incarceration. I support investing more in court-monitored drug treatment for those who need it most while working with law enforcement and prosecutors to get the violent, repeat offenders off our streets.
And, as Mayor, we’ll work together to aggressively implement and expand juvenile intervention programs with the goal of giving our youth a pathway to success instead of a pathway to hopelessness and despair.
MORE MONEY IN YOUR POCKET
Finally, we need a Mayor who knows how to put more money in your pocket by getting more done with less. I did it in the private sector and I did it as your Trustee. Now, I’m ready to do it as your County Mayor.
Every family in our community has to make tough decisions about where they can cut back spending, how to pay off the credit card, and how to save up for the unexpected. But for too long, too many politicians act like a budget doesn’t apply to them. Our government should be held to the same standard as our taxpayers.
As Mayor, we’ll keep your taxes low, continue to slash our county’s debt, and bolster the “rainy day” fund so that we’re prepared for the unexpected.