Building a Better Future for Aurora
Working Toward a Better Aurora
Security for Our Community and for Our Families
Aurora should never be a city that is defined by high crime rates and lawlessness, and your safety should not be determined by the neighborhood you live in. Providing a safe and secure community is a critical foundation for residents who choose to live, work, and raise a family in Aurora. Public safety will always be my top priority. I will work with our Police and Fire Department leaders to ensure they have the necessary training, resources, equipment, and support to effectively provide safety and security for all Aurora citizens. I will also work with the broader law enforcement community and civic leaders to help rebuild trust between the men and women who serve and protect our city and our citizens.
Cleaning Up Our Streets:
Addressing Homeless Encampments
The homeless encampments on Aurora streets create more than blight, they are the source of serious public health and safety issues across our city. They must be cleaned up. I will support a commonsense camping ban that would prohibit camping on any unauthorized private property or undesignated public property. By fully utilizing existing shelters and adding designated camping locations, we can provide the homeless with basic sanitation, lighting, and a greater sense of safety. The homeless deserve a better alternative than camping under an overpass. Additionally, cleaning up encampments will improve public safety for our families and businesses. While a camping ban does not permanently fix the issue of homelessness, the encampments are a symptom of homelessness that we must address.
Expanding Economic Opportunity:
Unleashing Aurora’s Limitless Potential
In recent years, there have been far too many attempts by city leaders to pursue shortsighted job killing policies that would limit opportunities for employees, harm small businesses, and slow economic growth. Aurora’s diversity, location, and size give us a unique advantage for sustainable future economic growth. I will oppose efforts that would harm Aurora small businesses and employees. I will work with city, community, and business leaders to ensure we pursue commonsense economic and regulatory policies that support city businesses, attract new jobs, and drive higher wages and greater opportunity throughout the city.
Transportation & Infrastructure:
Building a Better Future
As Aurora continues to develop and grow, it will be more important than ever that city leaders prioritize our mounting transportation challenges. For too long, investment in transportation has taken a backseat, allowing our roads to become congested and in desperate need of repair. The maintenance of our existing roads is behind schedule and plans to meet future transportation needs are inadequate. I will make improving our roads a priority and work to identify long-term, commonsense funding solutions that address these challenges. Bottom line, the future success of our city requires significant improvements in transportation and infrastructure.