Central Avenue Store Fronts

Cleaning up Central Avenue was and still is my number one priority as your City Council member!! I asked to place this program on the agenda!!! Staff worked on it, the EDA and Council voted “yes” and here we are!!! So excited to see this article in the Star Tribune!!!  As your Mayor I will continue to support upgrades for Central Avenue. It’s time to let Heights shine!!!

http://www.startribune.com/in-columbia-heights-work-begins-to-spruce-up-central-ave-storefronts/492659631/

 

Climate Adaptation conference

I think it is important for our city to be prepared for changes in our climate. I stay informed about this topic in various ways, one of which is the Annual Climate Adaptation Conference.

https://www.wrc.umn.edu/news-events/climateadaptationconference

I will also be attending Growing Sustainable Communities 11th Annual Conference in November.

https://www.gscdubuque.com/

I look forward to learning new ideas that we can use in our own city to become more sustainable and resilient to climate change.

Trash

Help to reduce the amount of trash by signing up for this great class. So far 940 households have signed up for the organic waste curbside pickup program. We are at 11.8%, St. Louis Park is number one in organic waste curbside pickup at 30%. I would love to see Columbia Heights beat St. Louis Park. Please consider signing up for this program and attending this class. It is great for our planet and saves the city money!!

https://www.columbiaheightsmn.gov/news_detail_T17_R193.php

Vote YES!

I attended the Vote Yes Kickoff event last night at Murzyn Hall. As a resident and as City Council member (I am not representing the voice of the council, only myself. ) and hopefully as your Mayor in the future. I wholeheartedly support our schools.

We are experiencing a huge uptick in new, young families moving into our city. I want these young families to stay! By supporting and INVESTING in our schools we are telling these young families that the education of their children is important to us.

Second, strong schools equals a strong community!

Third, education is the bedrock of our Democracy!

Fourth, all students no matter their address deserve to be well educated. Open Enrollment is a state law that allows parents the choice of where they want to send their children to school. In fact, parents have basically removed district lines. We are all educating each other’s children. The parents who send their children from other districts to our school are saying that our schools will offer them the education they want for their children.

Finally, I want all children to achieve, to do their best, to succeed in life! It is important for the well being of our city as well as our country! Please support the Columbia Heights School Bond referendum – Vote Yes this fall!!