As the owner of Good Life Tea, a store on Main Street, I understand the challenges of running a small business in the city of Canandaigua and bring a Main Street business owner's perspective to the City Council. A vibrant downtown is important to the character of the city.
In Hudson, NY, I formerly served on the Common Council for eight years and during my last term I was Council President. Some of my major accomplishments include helping pass legislation to improve property tax collection to fund city operations and issuing bonds to build a new firehouse with new firetrucks. I steered major drinking and waste water projects by leveraging state and federal grant money to minimize water rate increases. The quality of the drinking water improved and water contamination of the Hudson River was drastically reduced.
Here in Canandaigua, I was elected as a Councilmember-at-Large and I chair the Planning/Development Committee and serve on the Finance/Budget Committee. I will continue emphasizing open government meetings that engage the public with dialogue and the democratic process.
I am currently renovating a 2 family house on Pleasant Street which has been vacant and neglected for several years. My goal is to help beautify the neighborhood and one apartment back onto the rental market.