I am campaigning for a position on the Village of Yellow Springs Council. This is a non-partisan election on November 7, 2017. My objectives as a Council member are to focus on affordability, inclusion, and fiscal responsibility. I will hold social justice and anti-racism front and center every day and in every interaction with Council members- without compromise. I realize that to promote a Village culture that is inclusive, diverse and deeply rooted in its rich and proud history, it must be an affordable and welcoming place to live for both native Yellow Springers and newcomers. Which is why I will work to counter the effects of gentrification by encouraging innovative new development, supporting subsidized housing, and promoting zoning changes.
I will also make sure our tax dollars are effectively spent. This is absolutely crucial in keeping Yellow Springs an affordable and self-sustaining haven that is able to protect progressive values, even through changing times.
I’m concerned, just as you are, that our village may not always live up to its own hype. The Village needs experienced people in Council who are actively engaged in maintaining the integrity of our community. With my extensive professional experience, acumen and love for our unique culture, I will help create the momentum for an efficient and effective Village government that sets the bar for what can be accomplished by an engaged community.