I care deeply about Centerville and have attended city council meetings regularly for years! This gives me a uniqe perspective on the major issues facing our city, which are excessive debt, imprecise ordinances and unheard citizens. I commit to solicit and consider citizens’ input, make expenditures better match available funds, and do a full review of ordinances to eliminate negative side-effects. I have experience handling tight budgets in a family, and can find ways to trim expenses without cutting essentials. I am good at spotting unintended consequences, which will help craft better ordinances. I love to listen to people, and am able to find common ground on which to build. I understand that flourishing businesses are a key foundation for a successful city, and will look for ways to promote them. I will bolster our hometown feeling by facilitating citizen initiatives. I will protect property rights to allow us all freedom to thrive.