- Transit Center
After much research, thought, and talking with people who know the issue, I found that I cannot support it the proposed Transit Center. Taking federal dollars that end up burdening tax payers down the road is never a good idea.
The Transit Center doesn’t even benefit the riders of City Link. Connecting with the Spokane Transit Authority now or in the future would spell disaster for the city of Coeur d’Alene and for all of Kootenai County.
As your commissioner, I would vote ‘no’ to the currently proposed Transit Center.
- Transitional Housing
Another issue that I cannot support is the recent rezoning of 4 zones to allow for transitional housing through CUP. This is really just “spot zoning” which is rarely successful.
As your commissioner, I will not pick winners and losers in commerce. In my volunteer work, it’s been my experience that the transitional housing model is not the best way to help those who are suffering from homelessness.
Over my life, I’ve been blessed to have a myriad of different experiences both personally and professionally. I want to take my unique background and proven leadership skills to work for you!
- Fiscally Responsible
Running a successful small business for 14 years taught me what it means to budget responsibly. The Aquifer Protection District that I serve on has a budget nearly $500,000.
As Committee Chairperson for the APD, I fought for an 18% fee reduction even after being out voted by committee members for this current fiscal year.
As your commissioner, I will bring that same conservative attitude to my job.
I will be a wise steward of your money.
Tax money is your money, you’ve entrusted it to the county so that we can serve you. And that’s exactly what I will do.
- A Unified, Effective Team
Working as a law enforcement officer for over 10 years put me in situations that required me to resourcefully bring a team together so that we could accomplish the task at hand.
As your County Commissioner, I will be working with other elected officials, county employees and county citizens. I will always strive to make every member of the team feel valued and respected.
- Low Taxes, Less Regulations
As a small business owner I experienced firsthand the challenges and obstacles that over regulation and extreme taxation bring. As a wife for 20+ years and a homeschooling mother of two for 15+ years, I’ve also seen how bad government policy affects our families.
It’s because of this experience that I pledge to avoid raising taxes whenever possible and insure that land use laws are fair and protect the rights of property owners.