Through long term financial planning and prioritization of discretionary projects, the City can meet the needs of its residents without raising property taxes. Suzanne has consistently voted NO to increasing the property tax levy. She also voted NO to increasing the storm sewer rate and flat fee on the City's water bills.
Suzanne has worked to make the City more accountable by insisting on better communication with the residents about the costs of discretionary capital projects. She has also advocated for the need to follow the spirit, and not just the letter, of the Open Meetings Act. Suzanne regularly attends the monthly Coffee with Council meetings with residents on Saturday mornings.
Suzanne supports policies that protect our environment including renewable energy, planting of trees, and energy efficiency opportunities. Suzanne initiated the inclusion of recycling receptacles in our downtown streetscape plan and supports the efforts of the City's Environmental Improvement Commission.