As a tax payer, I have yet to meet anyone who has ever been excited about paying taxes of any sort. Nonetheless, throughout my experience, citizens are more willing to doing so if they have an understanding of how taxes are calculated and why they have to pay local sales and property taxes. More importantly, to what areas of their daily life’s needs and necessities are impacted by the taxes levied. I aim to ensure the citizens of District 2 and throughout the City of PSL are not over assessed and have a clear understanding of what their tax dollars are spent on. Simply put, I aim to lower taxes or keep them within reason.
One of the many things that make our city one of the most desired places to live in the country is because we have safe neighborhoods. Regardless of your choice to reside in or out of a gated community, our city as a whole has affordable housing conducive to practically everyone’s budget. I believe a lot of this is attributed to the diverse mix of people we are able to call neighbor and the exceptional job that is done by our police department. I aim to ensure all of our first responders (Police, Fire, EMT, etc.) have everything that is necessary to keep our neighborhoods at-large safe. Simply put, PSL is one of the few places a person can comfortably live, work, and enjoy leisure time, hence the mantra – “The City for All Ages.”
Throughout the City of Port St Lucie, there are a vast amount of economic development opportunities. No other locations present fruitful opportunity more so than the Westmoreland Riverfront Park and the all-purpose corridor adjacent to Interstate I-95 (South) known as “Southern Grove.” I aim to do my part on behalf of the citizens of PSL to make this a reality and within the spirit of the strategic plan already set forth/approved by current members of City Council. I look forward to generating new ideas for consideration, collaborate and exchange them with fellow citizens, the city manager/department heads, the Economic Development Council and colleagues alike to bring them to fruition.
After serving 20 yrs on active duty in the United States Marine Corps, I have a great amount of appreciation for all who have served our country and taken the sworn oath. Therefore, I have a clear understanding of the challenges one has to endure when they transition from military personnel to civilian. For some, the transition is seamless, while others struggle with battles of PTSD, homelessness, various addictions, and unemployment just to name a few. I pledge to lend my unconditional support to mitigate these scenarios from happening. Furthermore, I pledge to do whatever is necessary to ensure the Ardie R. Copas State Veterans’ Nursing Home comes to fruition in a timely fashion.
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