Issues

As your representative on Princeton Town Council, I will bring a balanced and thoughtful approach to addressing our most urgent concerns. I welcome your thoughts and input on the following key issues. Feel free to reach out by clicking here.

PRUDENT STEWARDSHIP OF OUR MUNICIPAL FINANCES

I pledge to be a responsible steward of our public funds, working to find the right balance between maintaining excellent municipal services and limiting increases in the municipal portion of your property tax bill.

MAKING PRINCETON AFFORDABLE

Princeton has a long and impressive commitment to building affordable housing. The recent ruling by Judge Jacobson offers us an opportunity to continue that tradition using a smart-growth, environmentally responsible approach. We must also go beyond the court mandate to ensure that middle class families can both move into and remain in Princeton.

SUPPORTING LOCAL MERCHANTS

Bold leadership is needed to ensure the viability of our commercial sector and to keep Princeton affordable for residents aging-in-place, as well as for young families and those seeking to move here.

PROMOTING SUSTAINABILITY

Sustainability is a way of thinking that considers not just the environmental impact of every decision we make, but the social and economic as well. It is about getting the right balance between these.

As a community we must be proactive in working to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions.  Princeton’s Climate Action Plan provides a way for us to measure our progress, and to ensure that our infrastructure is better prepared to withstand the impact of climate change.  On Council I will be an active participant in this process.

CREATING A WALKABLE, BIKEABLE TOWN

Creating a network of walkable, bike-friendly streets between residential neighborhoods, and our schools and vibrant downtown core, is essential for keeping us all safely connected.

AFFIRMING A WELCOMING COMMUNITY

I am an immigrant in a nation of immigrants and proud to support Princeton’s firm commitment to remain a welcoming community.

STRENGTHENING THE TOWN-GOWN RELATIONSHIP

We must ensure that contributions from our town’s tax-exempt institutions are fair and appropriate. The University’s existing PILOT should serve as a starting point for enhancements that benefit both town and gown.