MEASURING OUR PROGRESS
Represent Meridian Residents - 2nd Quarter Performance Evaluation Here
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. 
In response to COVID, I will be pushing for enhanced public participation in local government using technology. 
  • 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
For current assignments, I am dedicated to "Area 2" which is Linder to Eagle Road, down to Ustick.  Please see the blog for additional info. I will take a further look at this issue as we prepare for the process of "Districting" as required by the Idaho Legislature, (which I fully support).  
 
 
Smart Growth Approach  - 2nd Quarter Performance Eval in Process

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.  

 
Long Term Sustainability - 2nd Quarter Performance Eval in Process

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. 

1Q20 Sustainability Update:  We are focusing our efforts at this time on COVID-19.  In the meantime, I am having virtual meetings with Council, the Mayor, and business leaders to help ensure we are safely re-opening our economy in Meridian amid the pandemic.  Other sustainability efforts on stewardship of resources, etc. will be more of a priority when the virus is better contained. 

2Q20 Sustainability Update: We just finished our first CC workshop session regarding a potential Clean Energy Resolution for Meridian and included LED lighting upgrades that have a less than 5 year payback period in our latest draft budget. A move that will be good for our surroundings and our pocketbooks! 

 
More Focus on:  Family Wage Jobs & Workforce Development - 2nd Quarter Performance Eval in Process
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. 
 
1Q20 Update: We are focusing our efforts at this time on COVID-19.  In the meantime, I am having virtual meetings with Council, the Mayor, and business leaders to help ensure we are safely re-opening our economy in Meridian amid the pandemic. 
 
2Q20 Update: Performance Eval. in process including future steps.  

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