Issues

My approach to solving problems is guided every step of the way by my deep-seated values of equity, sustainability, and community.

I work to address the roots of problems, not just react to their symptoms. I look for long-term solutions that lift from the bottom up and help to build resilience and adaptability as well as to nurture a sense of shared community.

To find out more about my thoughts on what’s happening in our community and what we can do to move forward, visit my campaign blog.

Improving City Council Representation and Advocacy »

Explore how we can better ensure that every resident in Cleveland Heights feels fully represented and advocated for by our City Council.

Developing Strategies for Racial and Social Equity »

Dedicate permanent institutional resources and empower communities through advocacy and partnership to root out systemic inequity and promote social, economic, and environmental justice.

Economic Development for a Resilient Local Economy »

Grow our local economy by pursuing an economic development approach that prioritizes supporting locally owned businesses while also exploring development opportunities that align with our city’s value commitments and unique community dynamics.

Budgeting to Reach Our Goals »

Work with the city administration to ensure that our budget maximizes every public dollar spent by building into our budget clearly defined goals for continually improving public services and investing in the common good.

Improving Quality of Life »

Grow our population and attract the next generation of new residents by investing in improved quality of life.

Environmental Sustainability and Working Toward a Green Transition »

Develop and implement a Sustainability Plan that will strengthen our area’s habitat, prepare us to adapt to coming climate impacts, build a green economy, and put us on a path to reach 100% renewable energy by 2035 (if not sooner).

Easing Our Property Tax Burden »

Ease our local property tax burden through expanding our tax base and advocating on behalf of our public schools on the state level for fair funding of education.

Education and a Commitment to Our Community »

Through advocacy and coalition, ensure that all of our schools get the funding and resources they need to support our students and give them the education they deserve.

Strengthening Our Landlord-Tenant Community »

Work with local tenants and/or tenants’ rights groups as well as responsible landlords to protect the quality of our residential rental housing stock while also improving the relationships among our landlords, tenants, and wider community.