The role of an alder is to represent the residents of the district. Foremost this requires being a good listener. This district serves a diverse demographic, and the range of insights and input is important to sound decision making. An engaged and respectful dialogue is crucial to a reasonable consideration of all of the items that come before the City.
As alder I have attended neighborhood events and meetings, sponsored open reviews of neighborhood issues, and actively supported a continuing, engaged dialogue with all neighborhood residents and business owners. I appreciate hearing from people and working with residents and city staff to answer questions and solve problems. And this style of alder-D2 engagement is one I will continue into my next term and D2 alder.