My Vision and Platform for Macon County

 

  • Jobs. The demand for corporate positions with benefits is absolute. OUR youth leave OUR county every day taking their dreams, professional careers, and tax paying abilities with them. This must stop for OUR survival. Read more.
  • Increased taxes, low-hanging fruit, are frequently the explanations to difficult situations. I will always work for people to enjoy more of their hard-earned wealth. I will remind my commission colleagues and citizens that 1/3 of our neighbors remain in poverty.
  • Communication will be improved between the commission, citizens, county committees, elected public servants, and stakeholders. Read more.Types of Goal Setting - From North Star Goals to SMART to Bullet ...
  • Grant writer. Hire a full-time employee or contract one to ensure OUR county is kept abreast of grants and make applications. The employee shall be cost shared among municipalities as desired and available because the county benefits with municipal growth.
  • Environment. We deserve a clean environment for OUR well-being and recruitment of prospective businesses and residents. Read more.
  • Gaming. I support residents' right to enjoy gaming, lottery, and in particular, VictoryLand, to their desired degree of ability.
  • Promote Macon County businesses with more Economic Freedom and less government.
  • Healthcare and safety. Work will continue for greater 24/7 healthcare and maintaining OUR ambulance service.
  • Appreciate the value of citizens interested in advancing OUR county with appointments to such positions Tourism Director and Litter Control Director.
  • Our County Employees are the pulse of government and will be honored to the broadest degree as possible. Read more.
  • Roads and Bridges. Dedicated resources will be applied to OUR Roads and Bridges in an equitable and emergency basis. Read more.
  • Cell phone And Internet. The lack of reliable cell and Broadband services is dangerous because most E911 calls are made with cell phones. I will work with the business community, stakeholders, our representatives, and third parties for reliable phone and Broadband service in all parts of Macon County. Read more.
  • County Bond Rating. OUR financial situation requires a higher bond rating for a lower payback percentage. Discussions of bonds will include they are a burden upon our children and grandchildren, yours and mine.
  • County Planning. George Washington Carver said "A man without vision is a man without hope." Our county will embrace this mentality. Read more.
  • Support Neighborhood Watch Clubs with the Sheriff.
  • Support the reverse 911 call system to alert opt-in citizens of emergencies.
  • Proactive Open Government. Affording citizens the convenience of seeing and taking part in their government is important for a healthy government. Read more.
  • Fiscal Responsibility. County funds, your taken wealth, will be obligated as if it is coming from your and my wallet. Read more.
  • Shredding Road Litter. I will initiate an arrangement where the County Engineer, to the best of his ability, will notify residents of proposed bush hog activity along their road frontage at least 3 days in advance to enable home and business owners an opportunity to pick up litter before being shredded and shattered.
  • Informed Citizens. People are curious. Voluntarily providing the budget and other public documents online will enlighten those curious minds toward the well-being of OUR county. Read more.
  • Problem Solving. No one individual, including the 5 on our commission and myself, knows the complexity and depth of OUR county issues. Citizens living the realities are more likely to offer a solution to the issue than the five sitting behind the dais. The business community and Tuskegee University partnering in a contractual scholarship to student voluntary firefighter and a graduating high school student to bring to fruition their business vision in Macon County are illustrations of citizen-based problem solving. Citizens will lead a more active position in our government our government.