David has a long record of accomplishments driven by independent thought and informed by the priorities of the community.
Accomplishing the Community’s Priorities
- Supporting a Public Safety system that is first class and shows excellent results in terms of low crime and good outcomes from quick medic and fire response times.
- Supported concentration of density in the downtown and Overlake rather than adding multi-family in our single-family neighborhoods. This was a conscious decision by council to focus higher-density development where ample alternative transportation options exist.
- Supported a coordinated homeless outreach position to connect those in need with available services.
- Advocating and supporting the city’s use of the Budgeting by Priorities process to do our biennial budgeting.
- Pushing back against the County’s plan to enable drug use by authorizing a “Supervised Injection Facility” in Redmond in line with the clear and unambiguous wishes of our community.
Improving Redmond’s Quality of Life
- Advocated for a light rail route that spared dozens of small businesses in Overlake.
- Supported creation of the Redmond Central Connector and Downtown Park to provide trail connections to downtown, great recreation options for downtown residents and a place for festivals and small concerts for all of Redmond.
- On a personal level, working with non-profits (Redmond Kiwanis and HavensCC.org – a domestic violence counselling organization) to meet needs in our city.
David’s priorities going forward
- Ensuring that light rail impacts do not change the wonderful character of our city while availing Redmond residents and employees increased mobility options around the region.
- Advocating for specific capacity improvements in our local roadways (expanding WLSP unwidened section and throughput changes at Redmond Way @ ELSP).
- Engaging local scouting organizations to work with the city to connect rural parks and bring hiking opportunities to Redmond residents. The time has come to use the beautiful gifts of forest land on our eastern border which were gifted by Redmond’s founding families.
- Balancing Redmond’s finances to keep property taxes affordable while maintaining the community’s priorities.