The way cities are planned and the way they grow affects our health, our safety and our state of mind. Good urban design is not a luxury; it is, like healthcare, something we all deserve and must have.
The recent assault and proposed development on Swenson Golf Course is what motivated me to run for office. This could be a disaster and profoundly affect the people of District 1 and the greater community as well. For example, removing parks and golf courses destroys the natural beauty of a community. Access to fresh, outside air in buildings makes people healthier and reduces stress. I believe in transparency and community involvement in decision making by our City representatives. The way Swenson was approached by City government represented the worse in governance, and I am committed to making sure that we never allow that to happen again.
There are two important ingredients to municipal government.
The first ingredient is taking care of the nuts and bolts – providing the essential facilities and services that enable the city to function efficiently and effectively. The second ingredient is what I call quality of life issues.
Copyright © Mike Linker for City Council District One 2018 FPPC#1403706