Raleigh is blessed with a great location, a great climate and a great quality of life. We are consistently on the lists of top cities to live, start a business or get a quality education. But the accolades will continue only if we invest in our future. My commitment, first and foremost, is to job creation.
In my service on the Raleigh City Council, I will work to:
- Make our region one of the top five centers for entrepreneurship and innovation in the country by continuing to support our start-up community, create an Office of Innovation to promote efficiency and big ideas within City government, and invest in economic development efforts.
- Tell the Raleigh story so we continue to market our region here and throughout the world. Our goal? To attract top talent and a diverse corporate base, and encourage college graduates to stay here and start innovative companies.
- Bring better bus service and alternative transportation to our region to reduce future congestion and ensure that our growing senior population and younger generation can get where they need to go. In particular, we must look for ways to reduce congestion on I-40, provide more frequent bus service and improve the R-Line downtown service.
- Build our quality of life by encouraging continued investment in affordable housing, parks and greenways, roads, arts and creativity, programs for seniors, clean air and water, and quality redevelopment. Park initiatives that can have a transformational impact on our city include the redevelopment of Moore Square and the creation of a Whitewater Rafting Park in North Raleigh.