I’m a third-generation Prairie Village resident. I know that our city is special – and I know that doesn’t happen by accident. It takes dedicated leadership, engaged residents, and smart policy to ensure Prairie Village is a place we can all be proud to call home. I’m ready to work with you and all of our neighbors to protect what makes Prairie Village unique, while investing in the continued progress of our community and residents.
Prairie Village has a world-class police department, led by Chief Byron Roberson. The PVPD has built a strong relationship with the community, based on decades of trust and engagement. Nearly half of the city’s current budget is invested in public safety and I will work to make sure that continues, ensuring the department has the resources it needs to maintain its service at the highest level.
Prairie Village currently allocates 75 percent of the city’s budget to public safety and public works - including our police, roads, sidewalks, and parks. I believe we should maintain these smart spending priorities. If we continue to invest wisely in our infrastructure, safety, and amenities, Prairie Village will remain a premiere place to live.
Preserving Prairie Village
Our mature trees and charming neighborhoods are part of Prairie Village’s unique appeal. As new housing happens, the city should work with residents and home builders to develop and enforce building codes that protect what makes Prairie Village special.
Value for Tax Dollars
Local property taxes have risen dramatically in recent years. Currently, just about 16 percent of our property tax bill goes to Prairie Village, with the average Prairie Village resident paying about $70/month in municipal taxes. The council must be a good steward of those funds, prioritizing safety, infrastructure, and amenities that enhance a resident’s everyday life, while investing in the future growth and progress of our city.
Transparency and Accountability
Our city works best when residents are active and engaged in their government. I am ready to work with you and all of our neighbors to create smart policy that will guide Prairie Village.
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