Balancing the City Budget with City Growth
The city population has grown nearly 20% in the decade between 2010 and 2020.
It is expected that city will grow another 20% between 2020 and 2030.
Care needs to be taken to ensure city expenditures do the most good for the citizens in the community. I believe that city projects that will lead to increased taxes should be placed on the ballot for the citizens to approve.
Keeping Our City Attractive
Spanish Fork takes pride in its access to shops and businesses, recreation options, and scenery.
City revenues should be prioritized to keep the city attractive to every citizen in the city. Clean parks, a modern library, and gigabit internet make Spanish Fork a city that we want to live in.
Keeping Our City Safe
I believe that a well-funded public safety department is imperative for the health and safety of the city. Spanish Fork remains one of the safest cities in the state and nation because of this.
I support the officers of the Spanish Fork Police Department and the work that they do.
We entrust our officers with a great deal of power in exchange for a great deal of responsibility. Therefore, we must protect their good reputation by being judicious in who is given this power. Those who would tarnish the outstanding character of our police department should not be allowed to work for it.
Increasing City Self-Reliance
We need to increase our self-reliance.
From a "rainy day fund" to help protect from economic instability, to independent renewable energy generation to guard against fluctuating energy costs, to conserving our available water, it's a wise idea for the city to plan for an uncertain future.
Cultivating city parks and recreation
The best way to preserve the spirit and feel of Spanish Fork is to enhance and expand access to our parks, trails, recreation opportunities, and green spaces.
Anyone who has biked through the river bottoms, fished at the reservoir, walked one of our trails, or spent an afternoon in our tree-filled City Park can attest that they experience our small town feel the strongest at these locations.
Democracy and Integrity
I believe strongly in the democratic process and the Constitution of the United States.
The people of Spanish Fork will always be able to voice their concerns and I will represent them with fidelity and integrity. As your city council member, I will represent the interests of the citizens.