I did vote for Resolution 15-43, which was to prohibit unreasonable citizen’s resolution coming before council. If I felt a resolution was warranted, I would personally get that resolution on council’s agenda. For example, two residents came to me with two resolutions for council’s consideration; the Second Amendment and Common Core Standards. Both were heard by council; one passed and one failed. If the Public feels strongly about an issue, they have the option to go the petition route. The so called “tax on speech” (to verify valid registered voter) is paid to the Supervisor of Elections and NOT to the City of Marco Island.
In order for a Councilor to get an item on the City Council agenda, they must first prepare a Position (White) Paper and get the City Council’s approval. Yes, I did present a Position Paper on Veteran’s Community Park, but nowhere in my presentation did I recommend Bonding for the project. I recommended providing funds in the budget to move the project along, and $250,000 was budgeted for FY2017.
I have a proven track record for faithfully serving the Taxpayers for four years and I will continue to do so if re-elected to City Council.