My highest priortiy is to ensure Centerville remains a friendly, beautiful, and safe place to raise a family. I want to keep the ³small town feel² intact, while efficiently providing city services. I am committed to limited, effective, and responsive city government.
My 8 years on the City Council, and the fact that each of the current and past City Councilmembers who has worked closely with both candidates has endorsed my campaign, supports my reputation as a consensus builder, an effective leader who works well with others, and a strong advocate for families.
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This election is about choice and solutions. Centerville’s prosperity has led to excessive spending and deep financial bondage. If elected, I will take action to protect our city by limiting Centerville’s UTOPIA debt to what Centerville owes, and seek to stabilize UTOPIA’s operations. I will labor with the city to remove wasteful spending - making operations more efficient before considering a tax increase. I offer a toolkit of polished leadership skills, a record of success and collaboration, education (PhD in Business), and four decades of experience, and pledge to work hard to preserve our economic well-being and quality of life.
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For 22 years I have lived in Centerville with my wife Diana and our 5 children. I graduated from George Washington University with a doctoral degree in administration. I was a high school principal, was a Board member for 7 years with the Davis Chamber of Commerce and was on the City Council for 4 years.
Some Key areas of focus: Maintain family-oriented quality of life, increase public input to Council decisions, monitor UTOPIA to reduce cost, fund an aggressive street maintenance plan, prioritize budget and reduce non-essentials, review property taxes for senior citizens.
Centerville is an amazing place to live and a very well-run city. We take pride in our small-town feel and sense of community. If elected, I would work to continue those traditions. Serving on the planning commission, we have put some quality plans in place and I will work towards the implementation of those plans. These include the west-side jobs center and our award-winning Main Street plan. I will continue our tradition of fiscal conservatism while encouraging investment in our quality of life and family-friendly spaces: our parks, the theater, and a city-wide trails system.
Years of city council attendance give me perspective on the major issues facing our city: excessive debt, imprecise ordinances and unheard citizens. I will solicit and consider citizens’ input, make expenditures better match available funds, and review ordinances to eliminate negative side-effects. I have experience handling tight budgets, and can trim expenses without cutting essentials. I love to listen to people, and find common ground on which to build. I will promote business (which is key to a successful city), bolster our hometown feeling by facilitating citizen initiatives, and protect property rights to allow us all freedom to thrive. stephanieivie.com
This election is unique. We have two sets of candidates lined up ideologically. One group states ‘UTOPIA is getting better’. This is not true. Revenues from UTOPIA are transferred to UIA covering different bond debt. Centerville is stuck paying desperately needed sales taxes until 2040 unless we take action as a council.
The opposition calls me a critic. Frankly, we should have had council members as ‘critics’ over the past nine years before $250,000,000 was wasted. Opposition candidates advocating a passive approach will get the same results as before, no measurable improvements at UTOPIA. It’s your taxes, it’s your choice.