My vision as Rockville Mayor is to bring communities together and ensure that all residents are welcome and able to thrive in the city.
I COMMIT to you that I will continue to:
I believe all of Rockville’s citizens are entitled to equal consideration in the decisions that affect our neighborhoods. I will continue to bring my objectivity and fairness in my leadership and decision-making.
I believe in sound fiscal stewardship. I’m proud to represent Rockville – one of the few AAA rated municipalities in the country. This is the gold standard that I will strive to maintain as your Mayor.
I understand that it’s taxpayer money that I have a fiduciary responsibility to protect. I take this responsibility seriously. As Mayor, I will continue to be thoughtful in how taxpayer funds are spent as to benefit the entire community, not just certain areas.
I supported a strong reserve policy of 20%. This policy ensures that we maintain the City’s financial health. I support new debt when there is a clear need like the recent purchase of 6 Taft Court – an updated facility for our maintenance workers on the front lines of providing Rockville with exceptional services every day. I don’t support new taxes for our residents and as your Mayor I will do my utmost best to ensure the tax rate will not increase.
We need to continue to use our standards and codes to reduce or prevent the worst aspects of development and redevelopment. That’s why I’m a strong advocate for Adequate Public Facility Ordinance (APFO), to use these standards in a positive way for things that we want to happen for our children’s future.
I support Economic Development for Rockville because this means jobs and homes. It also means Rockville can maintain superior services without raising tax rates.
I served on Rockville’s Senior Citizen’s Commission for 6 years and led the commission as chair through the conception and launch of a computer lab for our seniors, among other initiatives. I am committed to providing the best facilities and programs for our seniors we can afford and to making sure they have access to all the City has to offer. An investment in seniors is an investment in us all.
Protecting and Improving the quality of neighborhoods is another core value for me. I’ve volunteered my time and services in Rockville for the last 26 years, and as councilmember, I have worked to bridge the gap between your neighborhoods and City Hall.
You can also count on my independence. My mission to serve all of Rockville is above any one group, party, or special interest. I want to lead and make decisions on behalf of the Citizens of Rockville.
I value citizen access. You talk, I listen. Let’s talk about what’s on your mind.