Marti Emerald can bring a fresh face, strong voice and clear eye to the troubles at City Hall.

City Council already has an Independent Budget Analyst checking the numbers so accounting expertise is already there.

Marti Emerald can bring an extremely curious mind to the job, ever asking questions and being certain she gets answers. That’s what the Troubleshooter did.

She wants immediate and energetic financial and performance audits so we know where our money is going and that it’s being used efficiently, that we are efficiently getting what we are paying for.

She supports more cops for our neighborhoods, and more firefighters to help protect our homes and families from the increasing fire threats.

She says council must listen to the Independent Budget Analyst in finding millions of dollars that are just sitting around and can be used for fixing up decaying streets, sidewalks and thoroughfares.

Marti Emerald believes it’s time to use Neighborhood Impact Evaluations when thinking of major developments or re-developments. Make sure we know how just how much a project will change the neighborhood environment.

Marti Emerald has demonstrated persistence in identifying problems and then vigorously finding solutions. That’s a characteristic she can bring to the city council.

She would enter city council with one special interest: the people of the 7th District.

We all know of the severe troubles at City Hall. It’s time to send the Troubleshooter to help get them solved.

— JOHN BEATTY

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