Shoreview is a successful, stable and secure community with a history of strong fiscal management and a legacy of beautiful parks and trails. I believe that maintaining the quality of the community is an overarching goal. If re-elected, I also plan to focus on:
1) Economic Development: Focus on business retention and expansion to keep our tax base vibrant and attract quality jobs.
2) Housing opportunities for new and existing residents
3) Quality of life issues most important to residents: Public Safety, Environment and Sense of Community.
We are a nearly fully developed community which presents challenges for both economic development and housing options. However we have opportunities in these areas with the help of our Business Expansion and Retention program, strategic approach toward redevelopment opportunities, and the ability to manage our activities by maintaining our AAA bond rating and ongoing fiscal discipline.