Strong neighborhoods build strong cities and having strong neighborhoods is critical to progressing Richardson into the future. If elected, I will invest in our neighborhoods by keeping our parks clean, fixing potholes, repairing streets and engaging residents together. Beyond that, we must address affordable housing for everyone, including young residents and seniors in apartments and new homeowners. We must account not just the price we pay for our homes, but also the amount of taxes we pay and the cost for services we need. As a councilman, I will bring the community together to find out how we can ease these burdens and make Richardson a place to settle down and build a life.
I believe that we must attract businesses of all sizes. Large corporations have found a home in Richardson, but we must also ensure that young startups and Mom & Pop shops have the same opportunity to thrive as everyone else. Small businesses are the backbone of our economy and we must support their growth. I will create a community business owner roundtable that examines what we’re doing right and what we can do better to make Richardson the best place for business.
I believe that Richardson can be the #1 city in the area, but we must make the critical decisions of today to achieve that success tomorrow. I know that Richardson can be somewhere to live, work and play. If elected, I will work to repair our roads, build points of interests, ensure our economy is built for everyone and capitalize renewable energy sources to cut costs, create jobs, and lead the way to the future.