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Reclaiming The Common Good … in Charlottesville
I want our City to catch a vision of the Common Good. That’s more than just streetlights and bridges, important as those are. The Common Good is everything needed for our community to prosper. It’s the myriad ways we are connected. It’s knowing that what affects one affects us all. It’s working to make each person succeed so the entire City makes progress.
Charlottesville has a vibrant history of progress in its civic life. But the challenges of recent years show that much work remains to be done.
I see racial reconciliation, increased opportunity and equity, investment in schools and housing, enhancing our economic environment, and partnering with the University and County as our most urgent priorities. I am especially concerned that recent City Councils have struggled to work together as an effective team. I want to help shape a Council where decisions are informed by thoughtful dialogue, shaped by a desire for consensus, and evaluated through the lens of the Common Good.
I am convinced that our City’s best days lie ahead. Let’s work together to make Charlottesville an even better place for all.