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Platform Position #1: Public Safety

A primary role of the government is to protect the people we are elected to serve.  Keeping your family safe is a primary concern for me.  In the world in which we live, we need to be prepared for any eventuality.  Our city has public services that are second to none in our fire, EMS and police departments.  We must be sure that the men and women who protect the people of Naples have the equipment, training and leadership they need to maintain their high quality of service to the community. The need to equip these departments must be balanced with sensible spending so that our city and its people get the most out of every budget dollar we expend.

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Platform Position #2: Quality of Life

Our community needs passionate and experienced leaders who will protect the quality of life that we have all come to enjoy.  The preservation of the character and integrity of the city and its neighborhoods is of critical importance to me.  I will serve the public by balancing the opportunities provided by growth with the need to protect the unique features of the city that make Naples so special.  It is essential that we continue to have walkable communities that promote health and well-being. The opportunity for our residents and visitors to walk and bike safely allows them to more fully enjoy the beauty of our city.  The thirteen neighborhoods of the city are each unique with their own character.  It is important to me that the individuality of these neighborhoods is protected and the needs of the residents of these neighborhoods are met.

Platform Position #3: Economic Development

Over the coming generations, our city will be redeveloped many times over.  I recognize the need to redevelop the city over time to meet the changing needs of the community.  In the next several years, the Naples City Council will be responsible to decide how changes brought about by redevelopment will be implemented. As we redevelop the city, it creates opportunity for economic development which will benefit our business community and residents.  Our businesses are known throughout the world for their commitment to providing each customer with the highest level of service. I consider it a priority to nurture this passion for greatness and to support the business community in being the best it can be.  During redevelopment, I am committed to preserving the character that makes Naples such a unique and wonderful place to live.  Balance is the key to guide us as we redevelop the city for a bright economic future.  As a Naples City Council member it will be my commitment to the people of Naples to implement sensible growth and redevelopment.

Platform Position #4:  Natural Resources

The beaches of Naples are consistently ranked among the best in Florida and the country.  Our water, land and wildlife are special treasures that attract people from all over the world.  Our natural resources contribute to our quality of life, and they are a critical asset in tourism.  These natural resources must be protected.  The investments we make in preserving our water, land and wildlife must be financially reasonable.  The actions we take today must be considered over the short and long term.  The least expensive option for dealing with an issue may have dire consequences and negative financial impact in years to come, so each solution must be carefully considered.  When preserving our natural resources, we need to consider the best ecological methods and make sound financial investments that produce the longest lasting effects.

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