1. No City Sales Tax
The city of Blaine should not implement a city wide sales tax. Blaine needs to keep a lid on spending to ensure taxes stay low, especially property tax.
2. More Police & Fire
Did you know Blaine only has 6-8 officers on duty at a time? For a city of 68,000 people to be safe, we need more police officers on duty. More officers will help keep speeders and drunk drivers off our roads.
Our neighborhoods in Northeast Blaine are in dire need of a new fire station. The nearest fire station that covers the Northeast is west of HWY 65. Blaine's Fire Chief has been advocating for a new station in Northeast Blaine for many years.
3. Transparency In Government
Blaine needs to be ethical and accountable in decision making. Government should not be hidden in mystery. We need more transparency in what we are spending, how we are allocating resources, and how we are responding to crisis.
4. Adjusting Development
Blaine needs to adjust our development philosophy to ensure smart sustainable growth. We do not need to develop all of Blaine in the next few years. Development will happen organically! We do not need to give tax incentives out to build residential developments, apartments, or townhomes. We need to keep our incentive money for industry, business, and retail. I would not change single family zoning to high density residential.