These are the priorities that I will continue working on and fighting for utilizing my experience to better protect and improve the quality of life for all our residents…
Budgeting Responsibly & Limiting Taxes - Budgeting Responsibly, Managing Costs and Limiting Taxes (“Being Accountable Always”). My strength as a detailed, numbers guy fighting for our citizens hard-earned tax dollars is needed now more than ever.
Building Affordable Homes & Rentals – Incentivizing the faster building of more Affordable Homes and Rentals for our Growing Families, our Overcrowded (“invisible homesless”) and our Homeless. My leadership as Housing Chair is bringing about the vital improvements and updates needed to our Housing Policy, as well as more and consistent investments in our Housing Development Fund.
Rebuilding, Strengthening & Diversifying Our Economy – Creating Jobs & Supporting Local Business. My commitment is to helping bring folks together in making our full economic recovery a top priority! That includes ensuring we’re investing all the federal funds we’re receiving to where it’s needed most. It also includes working with our County Administration and our eight economic recovery strategy teams to implement their recommendations such as transitioning our Tourism Industry towards Regenerative Tourism which prioritizes our people and our islands.
Delivering Core Services Efficiently – Prioritizing the efficient delivery of Public Safety (Police, Fire & Rescue) and Public Works (Roads, Parks, Sewage Treatment, Solid Waste & Water) services. My careful scrutiny of our Budget continues to help ensure we’re able to cover shortfalls and adequately fund these core services.
Protecting Our ʻĀina & Sustenance Lifestyles - Protecting our Natural Resources, Agriculture (farming & ranching) & Local Sustenance Lifestyles (gardening, gathering, hunting & fishing). My upbringing in a local family of fishermen, gardeners, gatherers, & hunters taught me the value of our `aina for our survival; or, food sustainability.
Collaborating for Community Solutions – Working with both Public & Private Partners to develop and implement forward-thinking solutions to longstanding challenges like Climate Change, Drug Abuse, Food Insecurity, Teen Suicide, Traffic Congestion and more. My lifelong experiences as a community organizer for economic, environmental, racial and social justice has taught me how to work collaboratively and effectively with many different partners and the public to get things done.
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