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EARLY VOTING BEGINS APRIL 22. ELECTION DAY IS MAY 4.

FREQUENTLY ASKED

QUESTIONS

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I decided to run for City Council after experiencing firsthand the changes our local government habitually makes without fully involving those who might be affected by their decisions. Shouldn't we be able to voice a valued opinion before the final decision is marketed to us? We need council members who want clearer and easier ways to communicate with the citizens they serve; who welcome cameras into meetings concerning all public information and provide easier electronic access to supporting documents, not just agendas; who desire greater civic involvement and insight on how local government should work for every resident; who welcome term limits and having voting records displayed. We need council members who are focused on our families and maintaining the quality of life in Allen!

You don't have a lot of experience within the city. What do you bring to the table?

It is true, I am not your typical candidate.

  • Collective Council Email

  • Faster Response Time

  • Real-Time Social Media

  • Easier City Website Navigation

  • Accurate and Updated Info​

  • ​Broader access via video

  • Supplemental documentation available for every meeting

  • Term Limits

  • Voting records of council members clearly displayed

AFFORDABILITY IN ALLEN

We must ensure the quality of life for all Allen residents and workers, especially those who serve to protect us. We need to take steps to guarantee the men and women in our police and fire departments find Allen affordable.

What can benefit one directly, can benefit all indirectly. Not only are our finest finding housing expensive, but there are several older neighborhoods which are at risk of over development and pricing their current owners and renters out of residency. If my husband and I were purchasing our home today, we probably wouldn't be able to buy it. Residents over 65, daunted by keeping up with rising property taxes, need to also be prioritized.

We must continually look for ways to keep Allen affordable for all. Citizen input should be a top priority for Allen City Council in regards to development and affordability.

As Allen continues to grow as a city, we need to protect our quality of life; taking careful consideration of the direction in which we, as residents, want to proceed.

"We need to advocate for our first responders so they are able to afford to live inside the city they serve."

  • Pass ordinances to protect our older neighborhoods from being overdeveloped and their residents from being priced out

  • Address senior residents' needs by freezing property tax rate.

FAMILY FOCUS

Champion best practices for Allen families by notifying residents and HOAs affected by new developments beyond the state law of 200 feet via email

 

Families come in every shape and size in Allen and we need to take steps to protect the quality of life for everyone. As a mom of small children, I would love to see more public bathroom facilities and gated playgrounds at our phenomenal parks; so many families could increase their enjoyment at a greater number of them and for longer! However, given the summer heat of Texas and skin safety concerns, my first priority would be to advocate for faster implementation of large shade structures at all our parks without natural shade trees.

 

I also would love to start a mobile library which could reach out to homebound residents, young families who struggle to get out of the house with babies in tow, and older residents who might not feel secure driving across town to the library. Stocked not only with books, DVDs, and CDS but also age appropriate STEAM kits and toys; this mobile library could benefit many in this day and age where we order direct to our door!

 

Another concern for all families is Allen's current practice of notifying neighbors within 200 feet of a planning and zoning change, per state law. It is my belief we could send certified letters to those within that proximity as the law requires, while also notifying other neighbors and/or HOAs to inform them of potential changes via email.

  • Ensure quality of life for all

  • Faster implementation of large shade structures at parks

  • Bathrooms for more of our phenomenal parks

  • Gated playgrounds for extra safety

  • Mobile library for all ages

BUILD OUT

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ACCOUNTABILITY​/OVERSIGHT

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TX SENATE BILL 2, AD VALOREM TAXATION

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"Control needs

to stay

within our

local

government."