A Lifetime Dedicated to Public Service
I am moving on policies and projects that will keep Santee on the path to prosperity and maintain the high quality of life we all enjoy.
The first thing I did was take a comprehensive look at our city budget, municipal departments and make sure everything is operating efficiently.
I held a strategic planning retreat with fellow council members, the city manager and department directors. We discussed priorities and vision for the city. A plan was developed to guide us over the next four years.
My short-term goal is to continue correcting deficiencies in the city’s infrastructure, which includes streets, curbs, sidewalks aging storm drains and parks. My top ranked long-term goals are:
· Traffic issues on our local streets as well as congestion on State Route 52
· Build a public safety center to accommodate the sheriff and fire departments
· Create a multi-use community center with a new library, senior and teen center, Chamber of Commerce and service clubs
· Attract a new movie theater
I also want to attract new business and industry to our city so people don’t have to commute long distances to work. There’s a lot of potential still on the table for Santee and our future is bright.
I realize there are two sides to the issue of residential growth. Some favor construction of move-up housing and some are very opposed to it. I want to find a balance between the positions in which we can add new modern homes that will serve the needs of new and aging families.
I can promise you that I’ll keep an open mind and I am always willing to listen to a good idea.
As always, have a great Santee day.