Work with code enforcement to levy the appropriate warnings or fines on the property owners. Work with property owners to see if there are possible grants or other investors that would be willing to help revitalize the property.
We need to talk to the local contractors, planning commission, and home builders' association for ideas and input on the best way to offer better solutions.
Open and ongoing conversations with members in each of these areas. Look to forming a committee where there can be discussions and ideas brought to the table with a working plan on how to execute this plan for the betterment of our community.
Utilize agencies we already have such as Salvation Army and Micah Missions to offer a hand up to the homeless or others in need. We need to find ways to provide work force training. Research for possible grants or programs that can also teach us how to help provide needed services.
We need to build a pathway across the community and acknowledge the divide which is the first step to creating an equitable environment for all citizens. We would make sure all voices are heard and represented to help in understanding the needs of our community. It is important for our citizens to feel celebrated.
Work with property owners and Community and Development Services. Encourage owners to invest in their property not only for their benefit but also to help city beautification and growth.
We need to make sure we are addressing the pension and retirement for the city employees. We cannot continue to put this off as this is our responsibility to our city works and something they were promised.