Here’s why
He has served Highland residents as the City administrator, Roads superintendent, Computer and IT specialist, Public Works Director, Building official, Utility billing specialist, Plans examiner, Receptionist, Contract negotiator and administrator, Construction supervisor, Purchasing agent, Parks superintendent, Operator, Fling Chairman, Zoning administrator, Snow plow driver, Laborer, Equipment maintenance specialist, Mechanic, Sign specialist, Code enforcement officer, Building inspector, Animal licensing official, Business licensing official, Water board member, Planning commission assistant, Liaison representative to other entities, etc. etc. etc..


Jays' Principle of good government

Every council decision should enhance the lives of our citizens. The people who live here must be our highest priority because it is on their shoulders we stand to build the future.

Every employee and official is your servant, not your master.

If elected I will do my best to make the City office a pleasant place to conduct your business. You should never feel demeaned or belittled by city administration regardless of your question or comment. If this means severe disciplinary action toward some in the administration or even dismissal then so be it. I promise to do what is necessary to remedy the situation.

Friday, September 21, 2007

My stand on issues


Open space subdivisions: Open space for open space sake is no better than undeveloped space. "Open space" should conform to a park master plan and fulfill some predetermined need. Any thing else will be an unnecessary burden on those who live by it.
A definition of what constitutes "open space" should be developed.

Fences: Property owners should be allowed to place fences wherever they want on their property as long as it doesn’t create a safety problem such as at street intersections. Six foot high privacy fences should be allowed adjacent to existing open space and trails.

East West Route: We don’t have it now because it was not planned into the subdivisions, park, and golf course. We may never have it because the lack of planning then makes it almost impossible to put it in now.

Affordable housing: We must abide by the state statute but it must be done with ideas that conform to Highlands philosophy and not those suggested by developers to maximize their profits.

Retirement Housing: What is retirement housing? Over half of my neighbors are retired and live on one to five acre lots. The need for "retirement housing" is an idea suggested by developers to circumvent the density requirements of our zoning.

Commercial Development: Commercial development in Highland should be designed to serve the needs of our residents and not to attract shoppers from other cities.