I believe that every citizen has the right to understand what their government is spending their tax dollars on as well as the policies that run the city. I believe in easier access to the city council meetings, especially during the COVID pandemic.
As a member of the Charter Review Committee I helped pushed for our new ordinances that have fines to be published in a source that reaches more of Jersey Village citizens than previously used. The board presented to City Council removing the requirement to publish notices in the Houston Chronicle & to utilize the JV Star & our current website as well as social media. This would save the city tax funds, and allow these notices to be seen by a broader group of citizens, since the JV Star is sent to each household.
Access to your elected officials isn't the only roadblock presented to citizens, but trusting the officials and their statements. I believe in honesty and integrity, values ingrained into my foundation as a child. When I give you my word, you will know I am speaking the truth.
Now days, especially with COVID, it is easy for people to hide behind a computer and not venture out into our community. I am actively involved in Jersey Village. You can find me dining each week at a local restaurant, making an appearance at each Farmers Market, myself or my family at the different Park & Recreation events the city puts on, and at public functions that take place at city hall, like when the Boy Scouts brought the Peace Light from Bethlehem to City Hall.
I believe in the values that Jersey Village stands for, I love living inside her city limits. This is the place that I want to grow old, raise my children and hopefully have grandkids live one day. At the end of the day my goal as your next City Councilwoman is to keep Jersey Village on the path of goodness she is on while bringing in changes that help you, the citizen, feeling connected to the community we all love.