Local and State Policy Platform - Government
A high-performing, responsive, and responsible government is essential to the success of our community. At its best, local government, in particular, creates policies to encourage economic development and business attraction, expedite housing development, provide safety and community services, maintain recreation facilities, and other vital services for residents.
We support budget policies that maintain core services, public safety, infrastructure and economic development while controlling spending. Our City’s budget should balance expenditures with existing revenue and should include investment in a sustainable reserve.
The benefits of an effective City Charter are far reaching. The charter review process is an important opportunity to review key functions and city processes including an examination of how to provide greater support to the City Council, such as financial compensation, and amending of council districts as census data changes.