One way to attract new businesses into Glendale is to actively seek and work with interested businesses and provide them with a representative from the city who will work with them from the onset to bring and set up a business in Glendale. This liaison would be the point of contact for the prospective business, guiding them through each step until the business is open. Further, this person would provide an entry into a network of similar businesses in order to establish a repertoire among those in a designated geographic area.
Upon taking office, what would your top two priorities be, excluding the budget issue?
My first priority would be to reduce the transfer of funds from Glendale Water & Power to the general fund, and then reduce the utility rates charged to the ordinary citizens of this city.
Second, I would request to meet with various merchant associations to develop a comprehensive plan to retain and attract small businesses to Glendale. Our citizens and our business community are the backbones of this city.