Leadership and good government are about providing our community with the services they need and pay for in an adequate, sustainable, and equitable manner. The last three years have been a welcome change from decades of financial mismanagement. Today, we have a fiscally responsible Budget that prioritizes our community’s public health and safety, invests in our infrastructure, and ensures our economy can grow, all while minimizing the burden on local taxpayers. We must continue to budget transparently and responsively.
Nursing. Advanced manufacturing. Skilled Trades. These are just a few high-demand and emerging fields Monroe County supports with new
workforce development initiatives. We must partner these initiatives with expanded investments in infrastructure improvements, such as high-speed broadband and shovel-ready sites, that ensure we can attract new businesses and grow our local businesses.
Our children and families deserve a brighter, more sustainable future. Achieving that will require continued advocacy for increased investment in our Early Intervention and Preschool Special Education Services, implementing Monroe County’s Climate Action Plan, and ensuring our public safety and mental health services have the resources necessary to respond to the needs of our community.