I try to approach issues of policy pragmatically, rather than ideologically. I care what works, and what makes life better for people broadly. I'm always open to new ideas and evidence.
If there's an issue you're concerned with that you don't see addressed here, feel free to contact me.
Having a successful business in your town is great, but people need places to live.
City Councilmembers have a duty to the public to use their power responsibly. Casting a vote to violate state law, even after being advised of the risk by the City Attorney, is a violation of that duty.
We need clear guidelines, and people following the guidelines shouldn’t get bogged down just trying to get a permit for months. (Read More)
Writing a charter will take some time and effort, but will help us take charge of our own destiny. We can diversify our sources of revenue, and we can change the way we elect our Council, to make sure every voter gets a truly equal voice.
When you live on the “wrong side of town,” it’s even more important to build community spirit. (Read More)
Expensive housing means expensive teachers, and police, and waiters, and…(Read More)
Street parking is a valuable resource. If you give it away for free, of course people will try to use it too much.(Read More)
City government doesn’t run the schools, but that doesn’t mean the city can’t try to make the school board’s job easier. (Read More)
People shouldn’t make money simply by holding empty properties. (Read More)