Which, if any, city services should be privatized? Why or why not?
I’m always open to looking at ways to save tax dollars regarding outsourcing. However, when you privatize you can lose control over the quality of services, while cost savings are mainly projected. If you’re dissatisfied with privatization it can be very costly to reinstate the service back to the community.
In the last two years, what’s your proudest accomplishment as an elected official?
The ordinance I co-sponsored regarding the hiring of outside legal counsel. The ordinance requires a council vote with a detailed explanation as to why outside counsel is needed. This will also allow the council the ability to monitor the legal bills in the event these services are rendered.
What is the last book you read?
“Great American Prose Poems: From Poe to the Present,” by David Lehman.