One of the most annoying things I find in politics is how politicians play 'hot potatoe' with the issues. The fact of the matter is that we have serious problems here in Jackson, and serious problems require that we are not just playing 'lip service' attention to issues and dropping them after they are no longer topical, but that we view problems as cyclical. Solutions to these problems will require long term planning and continued attention beyond doing what is politically popular. Check out my ongoing work here and leave some feedback:
- HOUSING: See how we are working to address our local housing crisis.
- STREETS: See how we are working to get our streets repaired.
As your City Councilmember, I put a high value on public input in helping to chart the future direction that our city will take. I've always maintained that government should be a two way street, where information and ideas flow freely between the population and the individuals elected to represent them. That's the essence of representative democracy. I want to hear from you, and I encourage you to use this link to connect with others and share your ideas in an online forum.
To help make local government run a bit more efficiently, we'll brake a lot of the work down into discussion by committee before they go to full review by the Council at large. I am happy to have been appointed to the Planning Commission, the Finance Committee, and the Emergency Management Advisory Council. Click here to check out a summary of my committee assignments and get more information on the work that we do.
2012 Internship Program
My office is always looking for enthusiastic interns to join our team and help serve the constituency of the 6th Ward and the Jackson community at-large. Internship opportunities are open to current high school and college students who have an interest in government and are looking to work with my office in assisting constituents and implementing community-based events and upcoming projects.