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Reduce property taxes.

Hold the line on Property TaxesWe’ve been blessed in West Des Moines with tremendous growth which has allowed city leaders to hold down property taxes, but our property taxes are still too high.  I will work every chance I get to reduce property taxes while maintaining our high quality city services. 

Be vigilant in finding efficiencies and cost savings in the city budget.

City government must never stop looking for opportunities to deliver services faster, cheaper, and more efficient. No portion of the budget should ever be on auto-pilot.

Protect the most vulnerable.

Protecting those most volnerableCitizens hit hardest during tough economic times should not worry about loss of city services. 

Ensure future growth is well-planned and organized.

Ensure future growthWest Des Moines should focus on balanced growth including parks, recreation trails, as well as retail and other commercial needs.