Following my answers below to the League of Women Voters Questions for Cleveland Heights City Council candidates, I have provided a link to the answers provided by all 10 City Council candidates, for your convenience. Here are my answers:
1. In order of priority, describe the three most important things your city government must address to improve life in Cleveland Heights and how you will get it done: The three most important things city government must address are a lack of a vision, strategic action plans to achieve the vision, and a commitment to implement the plans. First and foremost, we must improve our financial sustainability, housing and other buildings, and schools’ performance. A vision and planning will guide spending priorities, allocation of resources and measurement of progress. We have amazing assets in this community to build on. Through regional collaboration, we can maintain government services for lower cost. We can attract new residents and high-potential businesses through planning and effective marketing of our city and schools.