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THE ISSUES

A LONGFORM
TALK ON THE ISSUES

INFRASTRUCTURE-FIRST APPROACH TO GROWTH

CONSERVATION OF GREEN SPACE

PROTECT THE RURAL SETTLEMENT

COMMON SENSE TRAFFIC SOLUTIONS

PRO-SMALL BUSINESS PRINCIPLES

CAUSATION-FOCUSED HOMELESSNESS PREVENTION

CRIME PREVENTION THROUGH EARLY INTERVENTION

PRIORITIZE FUNDING FOR FIRST RESPONDERS, INCLUDING COMPETITIVE PAY AND ADEQUATE RESOURCES.

EFFICIENCY THROUGH PRIVATE/PUBLIC PARTNERSHIPS

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COMMUNITY DRIVEN
To be for the community, we must be of the community and in the community. An active community-minded leader is essential in knowing and understanding the diverse needs of our neighborhoods. Divisive politics has no place in local government; what they do in Tallahassee and Washington, D.C. is very different from what the Orange County Commission does. It’s time we work together and tackle the issues to improve the quality of life for the residents of Orange County and leave the divisive non-local issues in Washington, D.C.

COMMON SENSE
Rooted in our agricultural past, West Orange County has a rich history of self-reliance, hard work, strong families, and caring neighbors. Those are the time-honored common sense values that have served us well for so long. It’s not time to abandon those values, but rather combine those with today’s technology and our West Orange "can-do" attitude to solve problems more efficiently and protect our quality of life.

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RURAL SETTLEMENTS
Protecting Orange County Rural Settlements including the Gotha Historic Rural Settlement, Avalon Rural Settlement, and environmentally sensitive wetlands such as the Butler Chain of Lakes, Gotha Basin, and Shingle Creek is critical. These are the headwaters of Lake Okeechobee and the Everglades River of Grass. It’s not enough to be on the right side of preservation, we must be effective in our efforts. To be effective we must build relationships with all stakeholders and be able to articulate the case, this is how we protect the rural settlement and balance growth in District 1.

INFRASTRUCTURE-FIRST POLICY:

- Make development pay its way with strong impact fees and hard negotiations for more land donations for schools, parks, and sensitive green spaces.

 

- End the current Commissioner’s practice of not meeting with certain stakeholders and landowners.

 

- Require road and infrastructure improvements before houses are all built out. We can’t keep playing “catch up” on infrastructure.

 

- Work with Metroplan and Orange County staff to prioritize road improvements (“squeaky wheel” gets the grease).

- Early and regular engagement with residents to identify issues and concerns, not just at election time.

 

- Negotiate with cellular and wifi companies for better connectivity for safety and quality of life.

 

- Protect rural settlements in Orange County’s Comprehensive Land Use Plan.

TRUTH:
How Disney's Attainable Housing Project is Moving Forward in Horizon West, FL

The Orange County Board of Commissioners recently moved forward with a vote in favor of Disney to build a 1,400-unit “attainable housing” development off Hartzog Road and Avalon in Horizon West. Nearly every single District 1 resident that spoke out about this development, was not in favor. Residents stood up to protest against the immense infrastructure problems already plaguing the area. So if all the residents were against it and the commissioner of our district voted against it then how did it pass, how did it pass without any additional conditions, and why were alternative sites totally off the table? The glaring answer is because our current commissioner has failed us again… and it is just another reason why, I am running to be your next Orange County Commissioner, here in District 1.

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Community Driven
Common Sense
Leadership

 

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