MEASURING OUR PROGRESS
Represent Meridian Residents 
It is critical for our citizens to have a strong voice in their local government.  From hundreds of conversations, I know residents want a bigger voice, especially with the amount of growth we are experiencing.  
My commitments: 
  • Weekly office hours for open booking during the week for meetings with residents and local business owners, including some early morning hours and late hours leveraging technology to accommodate working peoples' schedules 
Virtual Scheduling was activated - please click here for a meeting: 
  • Town Hall Meetings where I will meet in different areas of Meridian regularly. 
Holding discussions with City Council on this topic being added to our agenda. 
  • The Mayor currently assigns representation of different neighborhoods on City Council; I would like to formalize this arrangement and set expectations; I intend to regularly meet with residents in my assigned area
I expect this will take place early in the year, will keep you posted as soon as my focus area is assigned. 
 
 
Smart Growth Approach  

The growth in Meridian needs to work for us in the long-run, with high quality development patterns limiting sprawl, meeting the needs of residents and businesses, and protecting our quality of life.  

 

Smart Growth Progress Report:  

 

I will post a progress report on the blog on a quarterly basis and link to it here. 
 
Long Term Sustainability

Sustainability means long-term, cost-effective decision paradigms that make good use of taxpayer money, protect our resources, and resilience planning for when challenges come our way. 

Financial Sustainability Progress Report:  

 

Local Sustainability Progress Report:  

I will post a progress report on the blog on a quarterly basis and link to it here. 
I will post a progress report on the blog on a quarterly basis and link to it here. 
 
More Focus on:  Family Wage Jobs & Workforce Development 
Housing is just one side of the equation:  I would like to expand our focus to creating family wage jobs here in a variety of ways.  Programs that create a pipeline of skilled talent that will attract employers of good jobs to Meridian in the private and public sector, and real estate solutions to help businesses find contiguous office space downtown would help us develop our local economy. 
Meridian Job Center Progress Report: 
I will post a progress report on the blog on a quarterly basis and link to it here. 

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