Join me for my 2020 Re-Election Kickoff! As a small business owner, the wife of a Seatack Elementary teacher and mother of two, I've worked to bring a refreshing perspective balanced with an understanding of the challenges facing families. Four years ago at the age of 27, I became the youngest person ever elected in … Continue reading 2020 Campaign Kickoff!
After this busy week, watching the sunset on the beautiful Pungo Ferry Landing Park with my family really put things in perspective. The past few months have been a difficult time for our community, but this has also provided an opportunity to notice the serene beauty of the place where we call home. City … Continue reading FY 20/21 Budget and Phase 1 Reopening
Earlier this week, I sent a letter to my colleagues outlining my top priorities for the budget, and have since spoken with several members, but I am most interested in hearing from you. After having heard from many members of the community and having done my own review and research, I have categorized my concerns … Continue reading Update on the City Manager’s Revised Proposed FY 20-21 Budget
Council was given the FY 20-21 Budget from the City Manager, which was revised to reflect the budgetary impacts of COVID-19. Like other communities across the Commonwealth and the nation, our city is faced with a very complex balancing of needs and services. And like many of our residents’ own households, it appears that some … Continue reading Thoughts on the FY 20-21 Budget
As we say goodbye to 2019 and welcome 2020, I wanted to take a moment for well wishes and reflection. 2019 was a challenging year in many ways and I know many of us were eager to see it come to an end, but I hope we are all looking to the bright future ahead … Continue reading Welcome 2020
This past Tuesday Council considered an ordinance to prohibit tents on the beach, I have received several calls and emails about a quote that was referenced in many news outlets and I wanted to take a moment and provide some context of the quote as well as expound on my position on the ordinance that … Continue reading “Criminalizing Homelessness”
This Tuesday, Council is voting on the Dome Project, but we are also voting on an ordinance I am sponsoring to dedicate Dome Project revenues to Stormwater improvements.Earlier this year, I voted against the term sheet for this project because as it was presented to Council, there was no discussion of it benefiting our battle … Continue reading Dedicated Fund to Stormwater from Dome Project Revenue
City Council will hold a public hearing on Nov. 12th and we a scheduled to vote on the agreement on Nov. 19th. Please take moment to complete the survey below. I am actively seeking public feedback on this proposal.
I was truly honored to stand in for the Mayor today when I read the Proclamation for Hampton Roads Morning of Hope. It was a beautiful ceremony and filled with hope and touching fellowship. I'm grateful for the leaders who organized such a heartfelt tribute to our community and to the families that have been … Continue reading Hampton Roads Morning of Hope
Today City Council will meet for our regularly scheduled workshop and then go into a special session called by the Mayor. The topic relates to last week’s vote on the Council's raises for out appointed positions (the City Manager, City Attorney, City Clerk, City Real-estate Assessor, and City Auditor). My position remains unchanged. The citizens … Continue reading We must be as bold as to do something.