Legislative & Policy Core Beliefs
COVID-19 AND FUTURE PANDEMIC RESPONSE COMMUNITY STANDARDS
I will ensure that all businesses within the city limits are designated as Essential for the purpose of COVID and future pandemic regulations.
I will defend the right for all businesses to Remain Open during federal, state, or local lockdown directives or recommendations.
I will oppose the implementation of federal and state ordered Vaccine and Mask Mandates at the local level.
I will oppose federal, state, and local government efforts to mandate Proof of Vaccination Status for any reason such as to work, shop, exercise, or attend entertainment events.
I will fight to ensure that all City Permits granted, prohibit event organizers from requiring proof of vaccination to enter the venue.
I will oppose the city’s involvement in applying for any Grants, Contracts and other Funding Opportunities that require the city to implement vaccine mandates.
I will oppose the City’s Partnership with private organizations that have implemented vaccine mandates for their own workers or contractors.
I will oppose all efforts that intentionally or unintentionally create a Two-Class Society, one for the vaccinated and one for the unvaccinated.
I support the individual right to decide whether to get vaccinated or wear a mask.
COMMUNITY SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT AS A STRATEGIC PRIORITY
I will fight to ensure that our community supply chain management is designated as a Strategic Priority.
I will create a Community Task Force that identifies national supply chain problems and proposes local solutions to create a sustainable supply of all goods and services for our residents.
I will support policies and zoning modifications that Expand the Local Production and Delivery of all goods and services.
I will repeal Policies, Regulations, and Fees that negatively impact the local production or delivery of all goods and services.
I will promote policies that provide solutions to the Growing Decline in Our Workforce and will make it desirable for people to seek employment.
I will support policies and zoning modifications to encourage Innovative, Mobile and Home-Based Businesses Options that will increase employment opportunities.
I will support Flexible Zoning that expands the areas within the city for community gardens and other areas for people to raise food.
LEADERSHIP ROLE IN THE DEFENSE OF THIS NATION
Colorado Springs has the privilege to Host 5 Military Installations and numerous commands and defense centers.
I will continue the legacy of providing unwavering support to our Defenders of Freedom and Liberty.
I will strive to establish a National Standard of Excellence for all services provided for our military members, veterans, and their families such as transition and employment, behavioral health and wellness services, affordable housing, and other quality of life resources.
I will encourage community support for all service members forced to leave the military for anything less than an Honorable Discharge for refusing to take the COVID-19 vaccination.
I will continue to fight for Colorado Springs to become the permanent host for U.S. Space Command.
COMMITMENT TO EXCELLENCE
I will ensure that the city’s Standard of Excellence for core services is consistently achieved.
I will fight to invest more resources, if necessary, to meet national standards for Public Safety Incident Response Times.
I will support prioritizing resources for public safety including First Responders and Crisis Response Teams.
I will recognize Community Partnerships, Initiatives, and Volunteerism as critical elements to our city’s overall health and wellness, cleanliness, safety, and quality of life.
OPPORTUNITY FOR ALL
I will prioritize infrastructure improvements and economic investments in the Southeast Corridor.
I will propose and support School Safety and Youth Suicide Prevention initiatives.
I will encourage and facilitate interagency, faith based, and private sector solutions to assist People Transitioning Out of the Corrections System.
I will support flexible zoning to increases Creative Affordable Housing options and to optimize private property owner rights.