Breezy Point Mayor
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Political Office: Mayor, City of Breezy Point
Political Party: N/A
Family: Wife of 50 years; Son & Daughter; 5 Grandchildren
Occupation: Retired Electrical Engineer
Analytical. Thoughtful. Devoted.
The business community and specifically the tourism industry is the lifeblood of the city. It is a very high priority to maintain all the businesses healthy and thriving. As such, actively promoting the city identity, building public infrastructure and encouraging private infrastructure that supports our businesses is a high priority.
As part of the 2020 Comprehensive Plan we created a new Economic Development section relating to the business community. This was developed with direct input from the business community to establish the roadmap for growing businesses within the city. Current priority is to develop workforce housing to support business needs.
The prime concern identified by the business community was to develop housing for the local workforce. Currently working with CWC HRA to encourage workforce housing development and with CWC Land Services to develop tax forfeit properties. New CWC HRA Workforce Housing Study provides insight and guidance to achieve that goal.
My prime goal for the last 6 years is to grow the city incrementally each year without taking on any debt. So far I have been successful. Within 2 years we should be debt free. Currently we are one of the most financially secure cities in all of CWC.
For the people
- Work with businesses to encourage providing jobs for area citizens. - Promote small business to development within the community. - Create open dialog with current businesses on how the city can work with them. t them
If elected mayor, I and the city council would create opportunities through public meetings and other venues to allow for open dialog with the city. This would allow businesses/citizens a time to provide suggestions/ideas of how to create a better city for the benefit of the citizens who reside there.
I believe the city of Breezy Point has provided opportunities for businesses within the city while not creating competition among business. I believe the city should provide more opportunities to the citizens to express what they would like to see for business development within the city.
If I am elected mayor of Breezy Point, I will work with the city council to create an open dialog with citizens and businesses about what they want as a part of their city, promote a small city with a country feel and work first for the citizens.