Occupation: Grocer, bookseller, wine merchant
Occupational Background: housepainter; waiter; boat factory line-worker; bartender; inventory clerk; orchard worker
Educational Background: B.A. Anthropology, University of Kansas
Prior Governmental Experience: None
MOVING FORWARD WITH SENSIBLE SOLUTIONS
Every challenge facing our city today, no matter how daunting, presents an opportunity for a creative, positive outcome that is genuinely in the public interest. Given the enormous human talents available, there's no reason we can't find common ground to solve our current challenges as we prepare for the future.
ECONOMIC STABILITY AND GROWTH
Enhance our quality of life by sustaining and improving our commonly-held infrastructure (education, public health and human services, parks and recreation, public safety, and city streets), which will help attract and keep businesses with good-paying jobs.
Protect the Urban Growth Boundary and preserve farms, wetlands, forests, and natural open space. Encourage sensible commercial, industrial, and residential infill and cost-effective public transportation improvements. Protect the environment, air and water, and neighborhood livability.
OPEN AND TRANSPARENT CITY GOVERNMENT
More informed citizen involvement in decision making. Establish a truly independent City Auditor for efficient and accountable service provision.
I will work denser housing downtown, redevelopment of the pits, the creation of a Library Park, as well as restoration of the Centre Court and Washburn buildings within our current budget constraints.
I WILL actively seek advice and information across political lines to aid in decision making.
I WILL be a voice for the vulnerable and the under-represented, including small businesses whose concerns have often been ignored in favor of powerful special interests.
I WILL always remember that I am an elected public servant and that trust must be earned.
State Senator Floyd Prozanski
State Representative Paul Holvey
Lane County Commissioner Pete Sorenson
Eugene Mayor Kitty Piercy
Eugene City Councilor Bonny Bettman
Eugene City Councilor Betty Taylor
Eugene City Councilor Andrea Ortiz
Oregon League of Conservation Voters
Paid for by George Brown for City Council, Pam Basilius, Treasurer
(This information furnished by George Brown for City Council.)