Bloomingtonians are more and more concerned about the effects of physical growth in our community—the loss of greenspace, increases in traffic and congestion, out-of-scale large buildings, and the long-term effects of growth on our environment.
As your At-Large representative on the Bloomington Common Council, I pledge to continue working to:
Preserve our environment and quality of life and focus on sustainability;
Continue to invest community resources and funds wisely;
Promote policies that create quality jobs and locally-owned businesses; and
Continue to encourage citizen involvement.
View legislation and policies through the lens of climate change impacts and economic inequality.
In my past terms, I’ve worked to make Bloomington’s local government more accessible and accountable, created processes for meaningful public input, and listened to your concerns. For example I worked hard to get the Citizen’s Advisory Committee a voting seat on the Metropolitan Planning Organization Policy Committee (MPO) against the preferences of a former City Administration. In 2018 I brought together a diverse group from labor and other representatives from working families to get their ideas about the City’s Comprehensive Plan Update and to help get their ideas translated into proposed amendments to the City’s Plan that were eventually adopted into the formal plan by the Council.
Together, we’ve accomplished much, but there’s always important work that needs to be done and progress that we can make as a community. I promise to apply my knowledge of Bloomington and years of experience to dig into the issues, ask tough questions, and bring transparency to decision making as we build a better Bloomington!