Collegedale is a great place to live, to raise a family, to retire. I truly believe that. Our city is home to a broad range of employers, a number of public and private school options, and opportunities for outdoor recreation. But we're at a critical point where decisions made over the next four years could have serious impacts on the future of our city.
With a tax rate lower than Chattanooga, and the advantage of a smaller, and in theory, more responsive government, Collegedale should be the municipality of choice on the eastern side of Hamilton County. Yet we see considerable commercial development just outside our borders.
In Commission meetings, far too often topics are presented with little more than the caption from the agenda being read, and then unanimously approved, without discussion. Too often, our commissioners act disinterested, often eager only to offer a motion to adjourn.
It's time for a change. Our city needs commissioners who are engaged, ready to discuss the issues our city faces, and offer up innovative solutions. You, the taxpayers and residents, deserve better. Our city employees deserve better. Collegedale deserves better. On November 3, 2020, I ask for your vote, and thank you for your support.