I am asking for your vote as councilwoman in District 3 on April 2. It is important to have a representative who is aware of the needs in our city and district and who has the ability to get results.

To the editor:

I am asking for your vote as councilwoman in District 3 on April 2. It is important to have a representative who is aware of the needs in our city and district and who has the ability to get results. Serving on the Planning Commission, an advisory board to the City Council, has given me the education, training and experience to make well-informed decisions for growth.

My opponent supports building a community center at White Oak at a significant increase in cost over the current proposed location. We all want to see White Oak redeveloped, but the project and price tag must be a sound financial decision, not redevelopment at any cost just to be politically popular.

The current combination of fire districts is a very real problem for District 3. Yet, when asked about it at a candidates’ forum, my opponent was not aware of the issue. Homes have burned to the ground in this district because of slow response times from the Prairie Township Fire Protection District. I am endorsed by the CJC Fire Fighter’s Local 3133, and we will get this resolved.

It is easy to complain about blight, but it’s more important to find solutions. Choosing to Buy Blue Springs, supporting our local businesses, is part of that solution. All of my materials are purchased from local businesses.

Citizens voted for several major projects that increased the city debt, including the public safety tax and improvements to Woods Chapel Road. Sales taxes from Adams Dairy Landing are returning approximately $600,000 into the city’s budget. I will continue working for this type of good progress.

Everyone deserves the peace of mind that economic growth, quality development and public safety bring. I can get things done and am the best candidate to represent District 3.