Although I know some people disagree, I believe city council is a full-time position. In my experience, you can’t run an organization part-time. How much time do you think someone with a regular job has to think about the issues facing the city after they get home from work, make dinner, and spend some time with their family or watching Netflix?
That’s why I’ve pledged to make it a full-time position for myself despite the part-time pay. I want to have time to hear residents’ concerns, look into situations myself, and think about solutions offered up both by the city staff and constituents. Collaboration requires time, and I’m committed to providing it so that I can do the best job possible for the city.