Traffic & Ordinance Enforcement

Complaints about traffic enforcement are generally among the top concerns of residents. Drive down many of our neighborhood streets and Outer Drive, Ford Road, Greenfield, Warren or Chase. Traffic enforcement needs to rely on the use of real data, crash studies, accident causation, engineering and considering recommendations from expert traffic consultants. We need to do a better job in protecting …

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Infrastructure & Development

Our City has a great potential to grow and prosper with the Ford investments and other projects. Other areas also need attention, and not just the Ford campus and Downtown West Dearborn. The Development Authorities in East Dearborn along Warren, Vernor-Dix and the East Dearborn Downtown Development corridors need development which brings requisite infrastructure, road improvements and streetscapes.

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Fiscal Responsibility

As your councilman, I need to listen and know what is important to you, and decide what may be accomplished in a fiscally responsible way. There are a finite number of resources to pay for an infinite number of services. We cannot simply spend a surplus in the General Fund because money is available. There is a reason we have …

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Shared Services

I believe that opportunities should be explored to share city services. We should also seek potential partnerships with public and private sectors. The goal of shared services is to share costs, eliminate redundancy and increase efficiency. Sometimes the benefits of shared services never materialize and contingency plans are needed. One such example is the Consolidated Dispatch project. We should first …

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Public Safety

Development and infrastructure will undoubtedly cause an increase in public services. I believe that it is obvious that increased services will eventually require more city personnel. We may need to revisit staffing for Police and Fire. Another Fire Station in SE West Dearborn seems to be likely to better serve our residents. We are already circumventing the City Charter requirements …

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