We did it, 4 Loveland’s Future!
Congratulations Neal Oury, Tim Butler, Ted Phelps, and Rob Weisgerber on your successful election and re-election bids!
Loveland Community Heartbeat proudly endorsed you, and we look forward to witnessing the positive changes you make to restore Loveland to grace in 2018. Thank you for making tremendous personal sacrifice to serve our hometown as elected council members.
I have spent the majority of my life building, remodeling and managing, which has led to many great opportunities to build relationships. I want to know what is important to the people who live and work in this remarkable community of Loveland. Understanding your concerns and opinions on all issues, programs, and development will help me, as your elected City Council member, to move our community in the direction we all desire.
My goal is to enhance community participation in city governance while bringing needed transparency and unity to City Council; to help Loveland manage its fiscal affairs in a conservative yet appropriate fashion; to continue the development of downtown and other Loveland neighborhoods in a reasonable fashion while preserving our historic heritage; to continue to leverage the Little Miami River and bike path; and to enhance the relationship between city government, the business community, and Loveland Schools.
Council should be one team, not two. As elected officials, Council members hold the public trust – that trust must be earned and upheld, which requires being answerable and accountable to the people at all times, not just at election time.
Decision-making on most issues facing the city is best done as a collective and democratic enterprise, not an authoritarian or autocratic one. It may be slower than the alternative, but it usually yields better results.
Government is of, by, and for the people. We all need to be proud of Loveland again!
I pledge that we will promote the image of the City, not just in words but through our actions and with respect for others. We will keep a balanced budget so we can stay focused on the basic services our residents count on, such as safety and infrastructure. We will continue to utilize budget discipline and clearly define our outsourcing process to increase the cost effectiveness of city services. And, most importantly we will drive to gather and use resident input and involvement.
This resident input will be critical as we look to our future. We need to review and strengthen the charter and update our master plan. It is my pledge that, this will be done by holding neighborhood information sessions, encouraging open communications by making an annual legislative calendar available, involving residents in key committees, and holding open dialog sessions, especially when it comes to future developments.
Empowering the professional staff to do their job and engaging the residents for their input and concerns are fundamental in returning Loveland to “Ohio’s Best Hometown”.
Considering a future run for office? Please contact us to nominate yourself or another resident for consideration.