I live in Jefferson Park and serve as the president of the neighborhood association. I currently serve as a Human Resources Director. I have a Masters Degree in Public Administration and I am a Doctoral Candidate working on my Doctorate in Public Administration.
I have established a working relationship with the current council and Mayor and have a working knowledge of the initiatives supporting growth and inclusion, along with providing a safe community for the residents. I would like to support an increase in the homestead exemption in order to offset the rise in our taxes for homeowners. I would also like to improve communication among divisions in East Point such as permitting, zoning, and law enforcement in order to improve customer service and overall safety for our residents.
I attend the city council meetings and work sessions on a regular basis and I am familiar with the workings of our city. I am on a first name basis with a number of staff within East Point and with members of the council, police, mayor, and staff.
I would like to serve as the Ward B city council member for the special election to continue the work Thomas Calloway was doing before he vacated his seat.
Here are y priorities:
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Increase the homestead exemption for homeowners to offset increase in taxes.
There are a number of issues: The current City Manager, Mr King, needs support and assistance in getting customer care where we would like it, along with the planning and community development; especially permitting. Water and Sewer are and have been an issue and concern, so there would need to be attention to this along with economic development as we continue to grow as a city. Our parks and green space need to be a safe place to gather, therefore; I will work with our new Chief Buchanan to enhance our public safety along with park and recreation to improve our community. Finance is always an important area that needs continuous attention. My goal is to stay on budget and be sure that funds are applied to the appropriate needs based on our residents not on political agendas.
Currently the City Council and the Mayor have initiated a number of legacy developments such as the Commons and the Exchange.. I am very excited to see this come to our community while also incorporating multiple housing needs. The goal would be to have the people that work in East Point to live in East Point.
From what I have heard from the residents, the challenges for them is affordable housing. This is why I would like to raise the homestead exemption for homeowners. Residents also do not want industrial plants next to residential areas, this causes air, water, and toxic pollutants. Speeding and crime are also a priority that will need to be addressed. Along with the allocation of funds towards events that may need to be assured are being spent properly.