Jonathan envisions raising his family in a Wilmington that is safe, properly managed to sustain our growth patterns, home to great opportunities to our small businesses and residents alike, and is a great place to live. Realizing this vision will take a dedicated leader who will be the tip of the spear.
Jonathan understands that the role of city councilor in Wilmington North Carolina is a very demanding and daunting prospect for many. He is willing to step forward and lead the conservative charge on the council for the benefit of all within the city.
The city of Wilmington is constantly evolving. There are many projects within our corporate borders that need a conservative eye overwatching them. We must account for future growth while preserving our history within the city.
Jonathan will be a leader who is going to ensure we are responsible and good stewards of the taxpayer's money. Ensuring that our budget is balanced and our spending invests in the future of the city is a top priority. Addressing tax issues, inflation and waste are critical to a healthy overall city budget.
Law & Order
We must follow the law and enforce order. During periods of unrest or protest, we must focus on making sure the actions taken because of a particular cause or rally cry are executed in a manner aligned with our democratic process and not swift emotional reactions resulting in the erosion of our rights and due process. There are proper ways to make changes within our community and we must abide by the law. As a city council of Wilmington, we are directly responsible for approving the budgetary items within the Wilmington Police Department. Jonathan will ensure we are funding our department for more training, personnel, and equipment.
Small Business & Free Enterprise
The backbone of Wilmington is our small businesses. We need to promote free enterprise systems that support our small businesses. This includes supporting women-owned and minority-owned businesses. A free enterprise system allows for healthy competition and organic growth. As a small business owner, Jonathan understands the headaches, hardships, and hard work needed to become a successful and contributing member of our community through entrepreneurship.
Zoning & Tax Issues
Wilmington is under constant development and improvement. This means that we are constantly dealing with zoning issues pertaining to small and medium-sized businesses and the tax implications that surround those transactions. Jonathan will focus on identifying ways to improve the processes around zoning issues as well as ensuring we limit the tax burdens on our small businesses.