Happy New Year! I hope everyone’s 2016 is off to a great start.
One of my New Year’s resolutions is to be more active with my blog posts. I thought this would be a good time to hit the ground running and discuss a topic that has been the focus of many discussions here in Apex – growth.
Since I started on the job, I have made it a priority to schedule meetings on a regular basis with town officials, property owners, and to continue to meet with the voters. I came to the conclusion that some people were led to believe that the candidates in this last election were either for growth or against it.
I understand that land will be developed and that more construction is inevitable. However, I am also “Apex first,” meaning that as a representative of the people, I want to do everything I can to ensure that we do this responsibly – that we meet with the right people and do our best to make sure that our roads and schools keep up with the population growth. We also need to have jobs here! I do not think it is prudent to have a plan that relies on other towns and cities to provide jobs. I will do my best in 2016 and going-forward to work for you to make sure we are responsible in our planning. My platform during the campaign was responsible growth and that’s the position that I continue to take.
Thank you again for your support. I am honored to serve you and the great town of Apex. As always, please reach out to me with any questions or concerns.