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My Vision for Dunwoody City Council District 1

Dunwoody is a community with a special quality of life that makes us unique in the Atlanta area, including a low cost of living thanks to our homestead exemption and careful government budgeting, amenities both within our town and close by, and a diverse network of neighbors and neighborhoods.

My vision is to see a Dunwoody that continues our special quality of life. But we as a city need to keep a laser focus on all of the things that make this such a great place to live. I will bring a smart approach to future growth and investment. The City of Dunwoody is a great place to live, and I intend to keep it that way.

Dunwoody is well-respected and highly sought for stellar public safety. Connected trails and sidewalks, improved intersections and road improvements help us all travel throughout our city. We have wonderful parks and arts facilities we all enjoy, and an amazing array of dining, shopping and entertainment options are available in Dunwoody Village, Jett Ferry, Winters Chapel, Georgetown and the Perimeter Center areas.

Dunwoody just keeps getting better, year after year, as we keep a sharp focus on fiscally responsible government while we continue to create “A Better Dunwoody” we all value.

I am running for City Council District 1 to focus on and accomplish the following Goals.

Goals

Police
  • Increase public safety by stepping up the retention and recruitment efforts for Dunwoody Police with funding and support to overcome the new challenges experienced by law enforcement and restore Dunwoody PD as the “police agency of choice.” 
  • Expand technology tools to aid crime prevention and criminal investigations.
  • Ensure the pace of police coverage availability and incoming 911 calls.
  • Stay ahead of crime incidents to maintain a leading public safety edge.
EMS Ambulance
  • Continue to hold the DeKalb County ambulance provider accountable to our contract standards of response times and advanced life support services. I will accept nothing less for the safety of our residents, businesses and daily visitors.
Dunwoody Schools
  • Dunwoody schools and our community are integrally connected. While we continue to work toward a future independent school system and other options, we have to leverage the limited powers given to our city by the State of Georgia to advocate for our schools’ needs.
  • Strengthen relationships between the City of Dunwoody with key DeKalb County School District staff members.
Pedestrian Safety
  • Complete the remaining implementation of the pedestrian safety plan, including the safety street lighting of all main roads, sidewalks, and pedestrian crossings, and fill in gaps where lighting is absent but needed for safety.
Roads
  • Continue the city’s early promise of paving all residential streets and convert to a reasonable, scheduled paving cycle to keep pace in the future.
  • 60% paving is completed, but 100% is the promise to be honored.
Intersections
  • Continue the fiscally responsible measured pace of improving problem intersections that mitigate construction fatigue.
  • Seek to add a new intersection for improvement each year, if financially feasible.
Zoning
  • Continue our measured and methodical approach to a balanced mix of growth and development.
  • Negotiate lower densities in the Perimeter Center to lower overall traffic volume and congestion.
  • Seek out public amenities such as pocket parks in new zoning requests.
Economic Development
  • Establish the long-awaited “Town Green” in Dunwoody Village to make the Village a memory-making destination to enjoy food, drinks, and music from quality restaurants while the kids play in a green space. It is time to make this a reality.
  • Continue working collaboratively with commercial property owners across the city to remove impediments for adding more green space, dining, shopping and entertainment amenities in our commercial areas and to fulfill our master plans.
Trails, Sidewalks and Connectivity
  • Accelerate connectivity projects of trails and sidewalks to fill in missing gaps at a faster pace, especially for safety along heavily traveled roads, such as District 1’s Dunwoody Club Drive and school routes due to the relocation of Austin Elementary School.
  • Continue connecting segments of the Dunwoody Trailway.
  • Ensure our trails connect to other trails and serve a purpose.
  • Complete our city’s first set of cross-city sidewalks from city limits to city limits.
  • Extend sidewalks to connect to neighborhood schools, parks, and swim and tennis clubs.
Parks
  • Establish a sustainable funding plan to support parks programs, parks maintenance, capital improvements at our community gems, including Dunwoody Nature Center and Dunwoody Cultural Arts Center, plus complete the build-out of four park sites, which includes District 1’s old Austin Elementary School and Perimeter Center Park.
  • Expand programming partners to enable residents the ability to pursue their passion of activities while the city maintains the park facilities.
Fiscal Responsibility
  • Work proactively beyond the annual budget through a five-year forecast identifying funding shortfalls from the pandemic financial downturn and reviewing all available sustainable funding solutions. 
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