Small businesses drive our local economy and employ more people throughout the region than anyone else. On council I will have a community representative dedicated to servicing our district's many diverse small businesses. I will advance policies to cut red tape and unnecessary regulations and barriers to starting and growing businesses. I will work to make our city a more willing and helpful partner to entrepreneurs.
I will also work with council and city departments to improve front desk services to greatly reduce lead times and improve the permitting process as much as possible. The city should work more closely with the county to streamline or eliminate confusing or duplicate regulations wherever possible. We will incentivize getting small business up and running affordably and quickly.