Our city must compete by offering comparable incentives as other cities to encourage local industry to grow and to bring in new businesses. We are ideal as a transportation hub, and expected freeway improvements would help chances for finished-goods processing and production operations.
LIVING WAGE ORDINANCE
We must first encourage job production, emphasizing the creation of jobs that provide a livable wage.
HUMAN SERVICES SPENDING
Spokane should spend money to support human services, at a higher level than is being provided now.
PRIORITIES FOR CITY SERVICES
The physical infrastructure and maintenance of essential services -- water, sewer and streets -- must be first priority, followed by the necessary safety concerns.
Illegal drugs have compounded all crime rates, leaving a trail of carnage and loss. We must send a clear message from every source to these criminals.
I have always advocated filling cracks and sealing streets, but we must quickly include residential streets. I am an avid supporter of north-south freeway route.