Infrastructure: The future of Frisco depends on the strength of our infrastructure; our roads, water, power as well as our police and fire departments. We have seen tremendous growth in our population over the last decade. It is imperative that we prepare the core of our city for the future. The city needs to ensure that our citizens continue to receive the quality services from the city that they are used to receiving. The city must work closely with our service providers to ensure continued quality service and that we are also prepared for our continued growth.
Safety: Our police and fire need our full support. The citizens of Frisco need our police to be staffed, armed, armored and trained appropriately to protect us from the harm that is becoming all too common. We need our Fire department staffed, trained and equipped to handle the larger and numerous developments that are coming to Frisco. Frisco is a premier location for events, corporations, visitors and citizens. We have to make sure our police and fire are able to continue to provide the high levels of services and attend to the needs of our citizens and our guests. The city must ensure that the police, fire and city are in constant communication regarding their needs to protect themselves and our city today and in the future.
City Budget: The city should continue to be responsible to our citizens in regards to the trust they give the city officials regarding our financial future. We need responsible spending and accountability for our budget. As our city grows, so will our budget. The city will need to closely review our financial needs and eliminate any unnecessary spending that ultimately enters every growing entity’s budget. They city should continue to be cognizant of the incentives it offers for corporations to relocate to Frisco and realize that we are now an extremely attractive place to relocate even without large financial incentives. People move to Frisco for our excellent schools, our arts and culture, as well as our infrastructure. We need to make sure the Frisco of yesterday that made people want to move here is still here for the people who want to move here tomorrow.
Transparency: Whether you have lived in Frisco since you were a child or for only a few months, you deserve to know what our city is doing to protect your investment. Our city is based on strong families, community involvement and solid ideas for growth. They city has always and will continue to benefit from the input from the diverse group of people who call Frisco home. I believe the city should continue to reach out to Frisco’s citizens on critical issues facing the city and work to be more inclusive regarding the citizens that sit on our boards and commissions. I would encourage our residents, new and long term, to continue to be engaged in the decisions the city is making today and in the future. I believe that all major contracts should go through a frequent RFP process beyond the minimum required to ensure we are getting the highest quality service for the best price. Finally, given that Frisco is continuing to grow at impressive rates, I believe that all significant hirings should be done through a nationwide search to make sure we are getting to select from the best candidates in the country.