Leadership requires the courage to make decisions that will benefit the next generation.
I'll continue to work to ensure that safety and I am honored to have earned the endorsement of the men and women who provide public safety in our city.
I do not believe that defending traditional marriage between one man and one woman excludes anybody or usurps anybody's civil rights and denies anybody their civil rights.
We can no longer let the threat of an early frost send a chill of fear throughout a large portion of our workforce. Diversification is the only answer.
I'll work overtime to open the doors of opportunity to industry and commerce.
Leadership demands that we make tough choices.
A multi-purpose stadium is an absolute must in order to invigorate our downtown and, simultaneously, let the rest of the country witness that we can get things done.
Every city across the country that has successfully renewed and revitalized itself points to a robust education system as its fundamental key to success.
There has been much talk referencing what I consider conceptual reports like the Landscape of Choice and documents created as a result of the Great Valley Center.
It cannot take decades to resurrect, we must act immediately with purpose and enthusiasm to rebuild.
The key to truly rebuilding our central city on a vital and sustainable foundation is people.
I am convinced that your Mayor must take the leadership role in education too.
We must do more to protect our neighborhoods and give integrity to our community plans.
All of the factors that make up a quality city - safe streets, high paying jobs, strong neighborhoods, etc. - emanate from a strong educational premise.
You don't need a city charter to know that education is the foundation of any community.
We need innovation in education and dedication to the task before us.
Your Mayor must seek new ways to bring jobs and industry to our community.
I support public and private partnerships whenever appropriate in order to achieve our goal of a prosperous and vibrant downtown.
While it is true that we must seek value added industries like food processing plants and call center operations, we must do what is necessary to expand and develop our economic profile.
High tech companies that focus on research, development and production will learn that they can be the perfect complement to our world-renowned agriculture heritage.