LEADERSHIP, JIM’S SUCCESSES

Leadership means working with other council members, the public, and city staff, to find solutions.

"The city must update our zoning and building codes to facilitate attainable housing for all our people."

 

Examples of where I took a leadership role:

  • Championed housing projects for families and students.  Advocated for the new Housing Commission to address housing costs.
     

  • Adopted Climate Action and Adaptation Plan to help slow climate change and prepare for its impacts.
     

  • Improved zoning code to reduce size and increase distance between large buildings.
     

  • Successfully lobbied to move ahead Rio de Flag flood control project.
     

  • Led effort to maintain Flagstaff’s higher minimum wage while addressing needs of small business and disability service providers.
     

  • Worked with event producers, neighborhood residents, and other council members to lower the sound level at Wheeler Park, while still allowing excellent musical events.