What do I want to accomplish?
|Power Lines: I am committed to revisiting the resolution which allows Xcel to place a second set of high voltage lines through the entire length of Parker. A better option for our community would be to maintain Parker views and property values by requiring Xcel to bury the lines.
I am committed to restoring the historic architectural guidelines for the Mainstreet corridor.
Master Plan: I am committed to revising the master plan for the Town of Parker. The plan needs to both lower residential density and require developers to play a larger role in reducing the traffic and park impacts they create.
Commercial Tax Breaks: I am committed to eliminating extended tax breaks for commercial developers (25 years). These tax breaks will result in the reduction of services such as schools, water and sewer, and emergency fire and medical or result in tax increases to residents.
Parks and Open Space: I am committed to creating parks and acquiring open space with a reallocation of existing revenue. Currently, no open space acquisition is planned. Citizen oversight is needed to preserve the beauty of Parker.
Re-establish the Land Marks/Historical Commission: This Commission was dissolved in 2012! Recent destruction of the historic Lewis Dairy Barn at Stroh and Parker Roads, is a prime example of the need for this commission to help preserve Parker's heritage!
I am dedicated to maintaining the quality of life and small town feel for Parker residents. My focus is controlled growth, reduced tax burden on residents, improved infrastructure, and architectural control to maintain the unique charm of old town Parker and surrounding areas.
In the words of James Madison that are hung on our Town Hall, “The Ultimate Authority…Resides in the People Alone.” It is time to take that authority and place it back in the hands of the people!