I am interested in being a candidate for City Commission to focus on important areas that effect the residents of Frankfort now and have long term impacts on the future. These include:
Candidate Forum Questions
LET'S TALK TRASH
2019 brought demise of city recycling.
Other communities are still capable of recycling glass, paper, and many
more types of
plastic. Our landfill space is decreasing at a fast rate as we
There are steps the City needs to take to reduce the amount of
waste and find better recycling solutions:
Encourage businesses to work with suppliers to reduce
Propose a shopping bag charge to encourage the use of reusable
Promote our municipal water “Frankfort On Tap” improving
family budgets, dental
health, and reducing litter.
Promote composting of kitchen scraps and lawn clippings at
home, to reduce garbage
and create quality garden soil.
Adopt a chicken/no roosters ordinance for animal enjoyment
and home egg production.
Introduce a Coop Tour community
Rebuild the City Core
In 2018 Frankfort lost the Convention Center, Expo, the Book
Fair, and graduations. We need new facilities to restore the
vitality of Frankfort.
Set priorities for recreation, entertainment, and housing
facilities in Parcels B and C. We have one opportunity to move
Infill downtown and south Frankfort with a balance of historic
preservation and new structures.
Make Frankfort an appealing location for professionals with
young families by encouraging housing investment.
Connect neighborhoods with hiking and bicycle trails. Open
the Broadway Bridge for non-vehicle use. Install public
Remove roadblocks and identify ways to assist new businesses.
Ensure that reliable high speed fiber internet is available for
business and residential use throughout the city.
Economic Questionaire -- Answers
Energy and Environment
Climate change is affecting Kentucky. Weather predictions are
for greater rainfall, higher temperatures, and more intense
storms. Planning is needed to protect residents and property.
Promote energy usage at non peak times to keep demand and
electrical rates low.
Encourage the participation in the Home Energy Audits offered
by the Frankfort Plant Board. Offer a City incentive for
residents to make the improvements.
Legislation to inform future renters of the average energy cost
of property at the same time as the monthly rent is listed. This
would promote energy efficiency efforts by landlords.
Increase tree planting to shade houses, park benches, and make
Frankfort more attractive.
Sponsor Community Solar projects.
Improve the efficiency of city cars and buses by replacing
them with electric vehicles.
Encourage residents to purchase electric cars.