Our community stands at a crossroads. Many have started to plan for what might be called “the new normal.” Proactive leadership and decision-making will chart the course for a strong community with vibrant, locally-based commercial development, jobs, stable schools, and the flexibility to address the needs of the twenty-first century.
For over 20 years, our citizens have voiced their views during town meetings regarding what they want for our City. Our citizens have rejected the cookie cutter, over-development seen in many suburbs. They want to keep beautiful natural areas and not simply have cul-de-sacs and congested roadways. Our City is better for it. During that same time, Inver Grove Heights has kept property taxes among the lowest in the area, and has begun to prepare for a slower economy where value-driven decisions lead to shorter commutes, smaller houses, and more access to public amenities. A number of elements will be critical in determining whether our town is successful in our goal to be an economically viable destination where people and the business community look to invest, or just another second-tier, bedroom community.
I stand ready to lead this Community on the City Council. My views and positions are reflected on these web pages. I want to hear from you, too, as I learn more about how I might represent your needs if elected in November.
Inver Grove Heights City Council