"I am running for Cedar Park City Council - Place 3 to bring diversity back to the City Council. As of right now, we have a majority 6 to 1 left-leaning progressive council who do not represent mine nor the majority of Cedar Park's citizens' values. Let's bring back diversity and inclusivity, not just of skin color, but of thought.
On the City Council, I will fight for the four pillars listed below that I believe are important to Cedar Park families".
ISSUES FACING CEDAR PARK
RESTORING A STRONG AND VIBRANT BUSINESS CLIMATE
Growth, employment, and schools will continue to suffer as long as Cedar Park/Williamson County are under unconstitutional mask mandates to remain partially closed.
I will actively communicate with the County Commissioner's Court and higher elected officials to open Cedar Park. Many businesses were closed due to our Mayor's unconstitutional overreaction and our City Council's failure to act as a check to the Mayor's executive orders.
Looking forward to the day when the Covid crisis ends, and it will end, I would like to attract more businesses that are aligned with Cedar Park's family values and reduces the tax burden on our homeowners. A stronger balance of commercial taxpayers will help us achieve that goal.
A FULLY STAFFED AND FUNDED POLICE DEPARTMENT
It's important to be honest with our citizens when it comes to the Cedar Park Police Department. As a member of the Cedar Park City Council, I would prioritize hiring the manpower the Cedar Park Police Chief requested. It wasn't until the hostage situation in 2020 that Councilman Chavez could get the votes for the extra police officer Councilor Chavez had been fighting for.
Our current City Council's way of defunding the police is denying the police what they ask for to keep us safe. In 2020, the Mayor and Mayor Pro Tem Kirkland claimed that they always increase police funding. Their idea of increased funding is an air conditioner and the "Already Contracted" raises for current officers.
Additional funding is also needed to make sure our officers are trained, educated, and equipped to fulfill their duties to our citizens.
EXPEDITE OUR TRAFFIC AND INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECTS
We must expedite the current road projects on the books and focus on finishing them to help reduce traffic and congestion.
Projects to expand New Hope to Sam Bass and the widening of Parmer are currently funded, but by the time they are completed, even they will be insufficient to serve the traffic needs of our growing community.
NO LONGER STAYING SILENT ON ISSUES THAT MATTER
Our Cedar Park City Council has been silent on the encroaching homeless issue. They have chosen to appease Austin over the needs of the families and businesses in our community. It is ok to demand safety and still want a compassionate, meaningful solution along with personal responsibility in regard to the homeless issue without ruining our businesses, devaluing our homes, and keeping our children safe.