Updated: Jul 19, 2021
I support being fiscally responsible.
I support fiscal responsibility which means looking ahead and planning for the future, while taking care of the needs today. So often the city has been a step behind on needs such as roads. Many of these needs can be anticipated and planned for, well ahead of time. I also believe in saving money for a rainy day.
Federal money occasional comes to Highland, such as the COVID relief funds in the CARE’s act. Federal money can be a great help to our city, however, it often comes with stipulations or requirements that are counterintuitive or against the values of our community. Each funding source should be reviewed for stipulations to ensure it matches what we want for our community. We also need to consider the ongoing costs for anything we use the money for so it will fit our budget when we are no longer getting those funds.