Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter To visit Theresa’s campaign Facebook page go here. To visit her campaign website, go here.Note: This is a paid political advertisement from the Theresa Mott campaign. Create higher paying jobs Improve education options Ensure fiscal transparency Decrease traffic congestion Improve entertainment, shopping and dining options Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Develop and execute a plan to decrease crime. Improve roads Improve TransportationApopka recently completed another stretch the 429 and are well-positioned to attract many to the City. There are traffic challenges that must be resolved immediately to improve traffic flow. Many complain about extensive backup along 441.I vow to: Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 Invest in local markets Stimulate Economic Development Theresa Mott with her family Bridgett, Norris Jr. and grandson Triston.It is wonderful that Apopka is the second largest city in Orange County, and many continue to select us for residency and place of business. This level of growth is an indicator that we are doing something right. I support growth, however, it must be conducted in a responsible manner which preserves our small-town charm that many love, and should not compromise our financial stability. To ensure these trends, I would endorse balanced growth measures such as increase entertainment options, create higher paying jobs for residents, expand youth activities and offer tax incentives to businesses and improve transportation issues. A core role of government is to provide public services (police, fire, sewer, etc.) to keep us safe. I am a proponent of government participation in growth because it allows opportunities to assist in shaping desired image. I vow to: Reduce spending Attract new businesses Keep low millage Implement a policy for 20% reserves UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Please enter your name here Keep Taxes Low It is Council’s responsibility to be great stewards of taxpayers’ finances. With many cities nationwide experiencing alarming bankruptcy rates, this is a situation I wish to avoid for Apopka. As the saying goes: “If you fail to plan, you plan to fail”. The 2018-19 budget workshops were in excess of twenty (20) hours, yielding a thorough and transparent analyzation of the budget. The FY 2018 budget is $124,672,709 for all funds, which represents an increase of $20,589,193 or 19.8% over the 2017 budget. The Government Finance Officers Association’s (GFOA) standard for reserves is 16%, and we are charting 18%. I am extremely concerned about our financial sustainability because we experience yearly budget increases. Which leads me to aspire for 20% reserves over the next three (3) years through budget cuts and re-appropriation of funds. I vow to: Improve Public Safety Citizens deserve a safe city to raise their family. I will work with neighborhoods and police to encourage stricter Neighborhood Watch programs to decrease crime. Additionally, I will work with TAGSTheresa Mott Previous articleKilsheimer or Nelson? Apopka will know the answer tonight!Next articleEnigmatic Koutsoulieris taking on longshot campaign with passion Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Keep you safe Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom Expand community and family activities LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply From the Theresa Mott campaignNote: This is the platform for Theresa Mott, a candidate for Seat #1 on the Apopka City Commission. To read more about Theresa in her own words, go here.After months of canvassing the City (knocking on doors, talking in stores, local events, etc.) listening to your ideas, concerns, and questions, it’s clear that you also believe in Apopka and want to see it flourish. My platform calls for us to work together to fulfill your desire and my vision of “making APOPKA better for EVERYONE!” Additionally, STRONG leadership is required to achieve next-level success for Apopka, which is why I am uniquely qualified AND will always work for YOU. Appropriate required funds to departments (fire, law enforcement, public works, etc.) You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Please enter your comment!