Many of us TALK about revitalizing Downtown Duncanville and the Main Street Corridor, but some of us are ready to start getting to WORK on this. When Downtown becomes what it truly can be, it will NOT be like the Bishop Arts District or whatever Cedar Hill or any other city is doing; it will be DUNCANVILLE, with Duncanville's unique culture, offering food, entertainment, and shopping you can't find anywhere else but here. Let's put all the nonsense aside and make it happen!
Fire, Police, and Economic Development
At the time of this writing, our police department is short about 9 officers; that is a LOT for a city the size of Duncanville. Our fire department is nearly fully staffed, but the reality is that additional firefighters and paramedics are needed on each shift and individuals are sometimes required to work double (24-hour) shifts if there are absences. Salaries for Duncanville's first responders are not competitive with those of comparable cities, and the skills, experience, and reputation of our fire and police make them highly desirable by other cities that offer higher pay and better benefits. It is imperative that the city of Duncanville explore options for increasing salary and benefits for our first responders, but in order to do so in a sustainable manner, it would help to do something about our Economic Development policy and strategies...
Dallas Morning News Questionnaire
The Dallas Morning News publishes candidate guides that voters can use to learn about candidates running in local elections. I appreciate these guides not only because they give voters a source of information about the candidates, but also because the questions they ask help ME organize my thoughts and views on certain issues!
We can do better. We WILL do better. I'm looking forward to sharing my plans for addressing the litter issue in Duncanville. It won't happen overnight, but there are some ways we can attack this problem and make our city cleaner and more attractive.
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