As a homeowner downtown, I know personally how the market can drastically fluctuate. As Councilman, I will collaborate with the Council and Metro’s available tools, accessible federal dollars, and public-private partnerships to invest in a number of affordable housing options for our community.
Metro Council must address the budgetary shortcomings of our cities emergency services. Nashvillians expect a level of efficient, timely service when it comes to our first responders and social workers. We have to ensure these emergency departments have the necessary resources to do their difficult jobs to safeguard our growing community.
The explosive growth Nashville has seen in recent years has put a strain on our aging infrastructure. The Council must prioritize and focus on modernizing and updating our systems, whether that is our roads, utilities like power/sewer/water, or public transportation. Nashville deserves dependable infrastructure that allows us to safely live, work, and play here.
We must bring fiscal responsibility and transparency to our budget process, while also continuing to invest in important projects that grow our city and deliver good jobs to our community. We need to prioritize crucial services like education, emergency services, and infrastructure so that Nashville continues to be a great place to live, work, and raise a family.
As downtown continues to grow, the importance of parks and green spaces can not be overstated. Not only do they fight pollution and provide spaces for recreation, but they also help regulate temperatures during hot months and reduce noise pollution. Metro Council must invest in our parks, so our community can continue to enjoy them with our family, friends, and pets.