Building a Better Burnsville is a driving force in my day to day activities. I take pride in serving this city, and sharing what I can to help guide and influence the direction of the community in a positive way. It is my mission to ensure Burnsville remains a vibrant, safe, and self sustaining community. Below are some articles that highlight some of the ways I am contributing to the Better Burnsville goal and working within the community to be a part of the solution.
"You get to vote 2 -- I'd choose 'Chris and Krys!'
"60 years ago there was little thought against putting a landfill so close to a river, but today to double down on that?...what are they going to say about us 60 years from now?"
The Burnsville City Council is elected to serve our community. They should care more about their citizens than corporate profits.
"Resident concerns may stem from feeling unsafe within local neighborhoods, lack of well-kept community spaces and apartment buildings, and poor employment opportunities near home. These issues can be addressed with strong council leadership, adequate city budgeting, sufficient staffing levels in public safety, and options for more affordable housing. Every Burnsville resident should have the opportunity to live in a community where safety and well-being are never a concern."
"Commission chair, Chris John, voted against the proposal, saying there were many constituents who had concerns about moving ahead . . . people might be thinking about supporting him in order to get a balancing voice and vote on the council."
"Chair Christopher John and Nick Anderson voted against it . . . (John has) talked with many who are very nervous or against the landfill expansion and height"
"My priorities will always revolve around keeping that sense of community alive my wife and I found in 2004"
"(John) opposes a council majority’s intent to withdraw the city from the Dakota Broadband Board . . . council members don’t like the idea of government getting involved in the private sector,” John said. “But if it’s a source of revenue for us, that helps all of us.”
"I'm really excited to see this move forward and I really appreciate you working with the city and doing what we can to make this a very viable property. I think that is really important for the city."
"I think it falls within what we are looking to do with that whole area with the Center Village concept and the pedestrian traffic."