David Robinson, Candidate for Worthington City Council
If re-elected to your city council, I pledge to:
Empower the Residents of Worthington
When Worthington residents are informed, engaged, and listened to, we make the best decisions. This should be City Council’s guiding principle. That means Council should proactively share information, encourage robust debate, truly listen, and then act accordingly. This is how we achieve sound policies and a healthy political culture. Council should be held to this standard.
Support Smart, Responsible Growth
Change is inevitable, often desirable. But it’s vital that we, the citizens, shape the character of that change. If we don’t, others will. Our development policies should be resident-centered, and not driven by the short-term interests of large, corporate developers. That’s how we’ll preserve the character of our city and the special feel of our neighborhoods. This also makes good economic sense, attracting businesses that enhance our community while supporting the value of our homes.
Develop a Long-Term Sustainability Strategy
Worthington has recently enacted a number of sustainability programs, and it is crucial that we do more. The right sustainability policies create a more vibrant community, save us money, and put us at the forefront of local efforts addressing climate change. Developing and executing a long-term plan—for energy, land use, trees, water, bike and pedestrian access, community gardens, and parks—is of the highest priority for the well-being of our community.
Support our Neighborhood Schools
Development decisions should take into account the full impact on our neighborhood schools. Let’s avoid projects that threaten us with overcrowding, redistricting, and traffic safety issues.
Maintain Excellent City Services
We should continually work to maintain and improve the delivery of essential services—water, sewer, trash/recycling, streets, and plowing. High quality service and efficiency go hand-in-hand.
To read about David’s thinking and policy positions on a range of issues facing Worthington during the last three years, please visit DavidRobinsonBlog.com