One universal comment I continue to hear from residents is, “Davidson is such a wonderful place. We love living here!” I couldn’t agree more. However, our quality of life continues to be threatened on a variety of fronts.
Growth pressures are stressing our infrastructures, such as schools and roads. It is becoming increasingly difficult for our police, fire, EMS, and other services to adequately serve our citizens, as the demands outpace our resources.
MI-Connection, while greatly improved since its August 2007 purchase, continues to require $1 million (9.5%) from our budget each year and will continue to do so for the next several years.
To top it all off, despite hundreds of acres of land being designated as open space, we are extremely deficient in active space – tennis courts, basketball courts, soccer fields, etc. – throughout our town.
Based on results from the recent National Citizen Survey, the majority of our citizens do not believe Davidson is heading in the right direction. Neither do I.
It’s time for new leadership. It’s time for a fresh perspective and new ideas. It’s time for a different approach to governing and serving the people who live here. It’s time for transparency and accountability. It’s time for better relationships with regional and state leaders. It’s time to listen to all residents of Davidson. And most importantly, it’s time to unite as a community and work together to create the future we want for Davidson. I hope I can count on your support and I look forward to serving as your mayor!