Issues

1. Transparent Government and Fiscal Responsibility

As Alderman, I will strive to create a more open, accountable and fiscally responsible City government. I will work to:

  1. Host regular town-hall meetings to hear directly from residents on their concerns and priorities;
  2. Actively keep the community informed of the City’s plans, policies and key issues;
  3. Encourage broader community participation during public hearings for the City’s annual budget proposal; and
  4. Update and adhere to the City’s Comprehensive Master Plans so that our city grows in a positive way.

2. Making Our City Safer

Public safety is the core function of government. No one should ever be a victim of a crime or be made to feel unsafe. That’s why as Alderman, I will work to:

  1. Give our police department the necessary resources they need in order to keep us safe;
  2. Encourage community policing and promote police hiring practices that reflect the communities they protect;
  3. Build better relationships between police and the community by providing incentives for officers to live in the community that they serve; and
  4. Prevent crime by partnering with local nonprofits and businesses to expand access to youth programs and recreational community centers.

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3. Protecting our Environment

Protecting the environment and our greatest natural resource – the Chesapeake Bay - is essential to preserving our quality of life for generations to come. That’s why I will fight to:

  1. Protect our forests by advancing policies like the Forest Conservation Act and the no net loss of forest policy; 
  2. Protect the Bay and our rivers by improving stormwater management and creating a No Discharge Zone in Annapolis waters; and
  3. Promote the use of renewable energy by connecting residents and developers with the programs and resources they need. 

4. Improving Quality of Life

Annapolis is a great place to live, work and raise a family. But we can do even better. I will work to ensure:

  1. Development takes into account the potential impact that it would have on the environment and surrounding residents, school capacity, traffic patterns, and fiscal impact on Annapolis taxpayers;
  2. Our City runs a more efficient, full-service City government and prevents undue burdens on taxpayers;
  3. Our City is welcoming to all who live here, providing the same access to resources for everyone.