Developers should not be able to meet with elected officials in secret to advocate for their projects before a vote. If elected, I will make my meetings with financial stakeholders in projects public knowledge, with a high level overview of what was discussed, so opponents have an opportunity to review and provide their side of the story. I am not doing anyone a favor; having this information is your right as a citizen. As your representative I work for you.
Implement a program locally to replace a recently ended county wide program to provide daily well checks for at risk seniors.
It’s the job our elected town leaders to communicate the needs and concerns of Apex to every other government agency, at every level. To do otherwise is leaving money on the table. Our elected leaders are our first and best advocates. There are no “lanes” to stay in.
Prioritize enforcement of the map, require amendments to have their own meetings. Fix the density definitions so high density actually means high density. Put future school target areas on the map. Take dual striping seriously, converting to single stripe. Fix density. Add a park in far western Apex.
Provide a graduated rate schedule which rewards low users with lower bills. Provide an advantageous time of use schedule to promote off-peak usage and discourage peak usage. This will lower everyone’s bill’s as our wholesale rate is tied to our peak usage.
After the parking issues are resolved, convert the existing lot on Saunders to a signature destination park. Absorb the old cigar shop if possible along with other adjacent parcels.
Get rid of the parallel parking, expand the sidewalks to make additional retail space. Line Salem St with trees. Improve pedestrian safety with bump outs and raised crosswalks.
[NOTE: Recent parking studies have indicated we don’t yet need to build out additional parking. But when we do someday, this is what I want it to look like and where I want it to be]
Build a free, public parking structure behind where Scratch kitchen is. No paid parking. No public/private partnerships.
Remove the parallel parking and expand the sidewalks to expand the space for retail use, including outdoor seating and dining. Line Salem St with trees.
…located behind Scratch, away from Salem Street and Saunders Street. No paid lots. No public/private partnership. Only done when a parking study deems it necessary (could be a decade or more away)