The current leadership is so out of touch with the majority of our citizens, when the leadership should really be the voice of our people. I’ve been hearing the voices: entrepreneurs who don’t feel welcome in Fayetteville and choose to start their business elsewhere, home builders who have given up on building in Fayetteville due to the hostile climate in City Hall, small business owners who need to close down because smothering city regulations make it hard to thrive economically in Fayetteville. We should be a town where everyone feels welcome, from entrepreneurs to UA graduates who want to settle down here; we should be a town where everyone thrives economically and socially, and live our best lives together.
We need leadership that is welcoming, honest, serving, and respectful to our citizens. If I am elected mayor, I will listen and respond to the voices of our citizens. I will hold weekly open office hours to listen to any concern from any citizen about any policy. This is your government and your voice should always be heard. Fayetteville has a voice, but it needs a leader who will hear it. I have heard your voice and am ready to lead – this is why I am running for mayor.