The Lakewood Budget is where priorities and values are expressed. As Mayor I will:
- Reinstate the requirement that departments use the priorities of the Lakewood Community Survey when budgeting.
- Ensure Public Safety/Police and Parks & Open Space are fully funded without being dependent on the use of unreliable TABOR refunds as is the current practice.
- Prioritize sidewalks and multi-use paths. They are essential to a safe community, particularly those with limited mobility.
- Ask that City Council take an early, pro-active role in the budget process, making sure that the unique needs of each ward are addressed.
As your Mayor, I will invest our money in those who are invested in our community – the people and small businesses who live and pay the taxes and call Lakewood home.