SMALL TOWN VALUES
COMMON SENSE LEADERSHIP
Over the past four years, the leaders of this town have made decisions based solely on a political ideology that is contrary to our small-town values and devoid of any common sense. Waynesville is beginning to look more like Asheville, which has now earned the distinction of being included in the top 10% of most violent cities in America, rife with out of control growth, addiction, homelessness, violence, and crime. I have joined forces with a group of like-minded citizens that believe in small town values and that Waynesville is worth fighting for. Running for Town Council as part of “Team Waynesville” are Peggy Hannah, Stephanie Sutton, and Tre’ Franklin
When elected we pledge to:
STOP OVERBUILDING OF HIGH DENSITY LIVING UNITS
839 New Housing Units have been Approved by Planning Board, Town Council, and Mayor; These are not affordable for local citizens and could increase our population by 25%
The strain on already maxed out infrastructure (Sewer, Roads, Police, Fire, EMS); a moratorium was imposed by the State due to sewer issues.
Reinstate Quasi-Judicial approval process for new construction that gives citizens a voice. The was changed by this Mayor and Council during COVID.
CONFRONT ADDICTION, HOMELESSNESS, AND CRIME
Common Sense Accountability-based programs; Harm Reduction approach has failed everywhere tried – Asheville, San Francisco, Seattle, Los Angeles, etc.
Statistics show Waynesville has a higher violent crime rate and property crime rate than NC as a whole, with chances of being a victim of a property crime are 1 in 14.
Seek NC legislative help in reversing the decision of the current State Superior Court Judge to implement a mandatory bail policy that returns repeat criminals back into the community.
ENSURE TRANSPARENCY IN TOWN GOVERNMENT
Livestream or video record of all Town Council and Planning Board meetings.
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