A CITY FOR THE PEOPLE -- YOUR CITY. YOUR VOICE.
Brett believes the City exists to serve the people of Farmington, not the other way around. He believes the City's primary role is to provide for the safety and general welfare of the people. Brett does not have "pet projects." He is concerned with the overall welfare of Farmington citizens. He focuses on efforts to maintain and improve the quality of life, to provide basic services, and to keep taxes down.
Brett would like to re-introduce the "neighborhood council." The neighborhood council is a voluntary group of citizens throughout the City, who regularly meet with the Mayor to discuss the issues of the day. It's a chance to be heard.
Brett believes Farmington City needs to be more informative and provide better notices to its citizens.
In short, better notice. Timely notice. More notice.
FIRST RESPONDERS, FIRST!
It is, therefore, no surprise that Brett strongly supports emergency personnel and the police. If a resident calls 911, the City should be able to respond. That is a core function of government. Brett is adamant about training and enabling Farmington's police force to effectively respond to and reduce the crime that hits our City. People should feel and be safe in Farmington. When people need emergency personnel, they need to be equipped to handle the needs of the citizens. Brett's track record here is impeccable.
WATER--IT'S 71% OF THE EARTH'S SURFACE, BUT WE STILL HAVE TO FIND IT, NOW.
Brett champions the conservation and procurement of sustainable water. The current drought highlights the significance of effective water planning. He believes we need to plan and prepare now to address the water issues that future growth will create. It takes years to develop a sustainable well. We have to plan now for future needs.
SAFETY ON THE STREETS
Brett supports efforts to facilitate safe pedestrian and bicycle crossings, to install sidewalks to protect the children of Farmington, and to maintain and repair our streets. He is a friend of effective transportation mobility and an enemy of traffic congestion. Remember, he commuted 4 hours a day for 5 years in Seattle.
Brett is deeply concerned with residential density. Density affects traffic. Density affects our schools. It affects the look and feel of Farmington. Density affects everything in our City. We need to preserve what's left and enure that the uniqueness of Farmington persists.
As a finance major, Brett understands the City's budget. As a city council member, Brett has helped the City secure a robust and strong fiscal budget and has grown the general fund.
SPLASHING AND LAUGHING-- PARKS AND RECREATION
It goes without saying that the Pool is undersized for our needs. Brett champions the expansion of pool facilities (larger pool, splash pad). And parks. Better parks are better. Our parks need to be top of the line for everyone, and that includes an All Abilities park. Have you see Thunder Junction Park in St. George (https://www.sgcity.org/cityparks/thunderjunction)? Brett wants to provide recreational facilities for all of Farmington!
PROTECTING THE CITIZENS IN COMPLEX LAND DEVELOPMENT-- WE NEED A PROTECTOR
As a real estate attorney, Brett understands complex land deals. Developers are here and more are coming. We can't stop that. Developers are savvy and sophisticated. Developers know when they can strike a deal that favors them, at the cost of the residents. The North Station office park is the single largest and most significant land development that has and will occur in Farmington. If done correctly, it will be an economic engine of our City for decades to come. If done correctly, it will allow the City to provide the highest level of services to the residents. Of all the candidates running for Mayor, Brett is the most experienced and prepared to represent the City in high level dealings and negotiations with developers to make sure that the interests of the residents of Farmington are safeguarded. He is prepared to be in that room where the interests of Farmington need to be protected. This is not a time for on-the-job training.
WDC AND ITS ADVERSE IMPACT ON OUR PEOPLE-- WE NEED A FIGHTER
UDOT sued the City of Farmington to condemn land for the West Davis Corridor. The litigation addresses the compensation owed to the City because of the WDC. The amount in controversy is substantial. Brett has been engaged in the dispute involving the WDC. As a candidate with over 20 years of litigating and solving problems in high stakes cases (cases involving 7, 8, and 9 digits before the decimal point), Brett is uniquely qualified to represent the City in these ongoing disputes with UDOT (or any other entity). The WDC will have a profound effect on our City. It will have a very real and negative effect on the lives of those in proximity to it. Brett will fight to ensure that the burden of the WDC is minimized (aesthetic, noise, light pollution, berms, landscaping). Brett is ready to represent and fight for Farmington, especially those most affected by the WDC. It is what he does. It's what he will do if elected. No one else is more prepared to take on that roll for Farmington.
WIND STORMS-- NO MORE WIND!!!
I solemnly promise to do all I can to end wind storms in Farmington, forever.