There is no better place to Live, Work, and Raise a Family than in Roseville. That’s why my wife and I moved here to raise our children.
In these times of uncertainty and unprecedented challenges, Roseville needs experienced, proven leadership on the city council. This is particularly important as we move to district-based representation for the first time. Our new councilmembers must be vocal advocates of the district that they represent, while making sound decisions for the city as a whole.
I want Roseville to be fiscally responsible and be ready to face the fiscal challenges on the horizon. I want our city to continue to be a destination for families seeking the best quality of life in Northern California.
To accomplish this, we need safe communities, fiscal responsibility, and economic development.
Quality of Life – Roseville continually wins accolades for innovation, safety, and livability for our families. As a city, we must maintain focus on maintaining and growing our system of parks, trails, and bikeways. We must continue to provide a variety of housing choices, shopping and dining options, and employment opportunities. I will ensure that the necessary infrastructure is built to support our strong residential growth.
Safe Communities – Nothing is more important to the quality of life in our community than safety. I will ensure Roseville continues to invest in traditional public safety programs, like police, fire, and emergency response. But we know that public safety is a community-wide effort that requires a comprehensive and multidisciplinary approach. I will encourage investment in new and innovative approaches to public safety, such as youth services, the Family Mobile Team, and homeless outreach. I will support community safety partnerships with social services, other city departments, schools, businesses and our residents.
Economic Development – Economic development is key to our city vitality. I will work to ensure we have a skilled and educated workforce, reliable and low-cost municipal electricity and water, and a pro-business climate to ensure the success of those businesses that choose to invest in our city. I will support city policies to create and provide employers access to Foreign Trade Zones, Recycling Market Development Zones, and Opportunity Zones. I will ensure that the city of Roseville treats our business community as partners in pursuing safe communities and quality of life.
Fiscal Responsibility – Fortunately, the city of Roseville has been well-run and has a great history of making sound fiscal decisions. However, the city is now facing unprecedented challenges due to the impacts of the current pandemic and forecasts that call for economic uncertainty and significant budget deficits. As our city council prepares to meet these challenges, I will advocate for our budget process to be open, accessible to residents, and fully transparent. Using what we learned from Engage Roseville Efforts and the Community Priorities Advisory Committee (CPAC) I will advocate for incorporating more resident input during the annual budget process. I will ensure the city council’s budget priorities emphasize safe communities, maintain and enhancing the quality of life, and investing in economic development.
I hope you can join me in bring these priorities to the Roseville City Council.