LOWER PROPERTY TAXES
I support the Rollback Rate, which assures that your individual city tax bill will not go up even if your property has increased in value. I will never vote to increase your property taxes.
Marco Island is a wonderful community and we want it to stay that way. New growth and development must be consistent with the needs and desires of our citizens first and foremost, and I will not support development which detracts from the beauty and character of our community.
COST EFFECTIVE GOVERNMENT
I am a liberty-loving fiscal conservative. I will always strive to assure that the government operates as effectively as any government organization can do, in a way which maximizes the quality of life and the freedom of our Marco Island citizens.
SUPPORT OF POLICE OFFICERS AND FIREFIGHTERS
I am a strong supporter of our police officers and firefighters here on the island. I want to be certain they have what they need to do their jobs of protecting the citizens and visitors of Marco Island. At the same time, I will work to assure they perform this critical work as cost effectively and efficiently as possible.
BETTER WATER QUALITY
We have a challenge here on Marco with the quality of our water, particularly in our approximately 120 miles of canals. I expect Council to take strong steps, soon, to enact recommendations from Dr. Harper’s report on water quality in our canals and from the Waterways Committee’s review of those recommendations.