I understand the need for the city to work together with business to provide growth. Because of the challenges I've faced in my industry, I understand the need for fiscal conservatism while providing cutting edge services. I served as chairman of the Economic Advisory Commission and worked to develop the current 20-year Economic Development Plan. I served as chairman of the Sign Ordinance committee updating the previous ordinance in favor of business. I believe in a citizen-guided government, & want to inspire continuing conversations that encourage cooperation & build consensus about issues.