Tampa has a significant role in the world’s economy. However, we are still lacking in well-paying careers that will allow people to buy homes and guarantee their children a college education.

Our city needs to identify with Smart Growth and plan ways to cope with expanding infrastructure needs. Tampa must ensure that the basics needs of our citizens are maintained.

With all that Tampa has achieved in our rich history, we are still lacking in one of the most important needs of any major metropolitan area: efficient transportation. A large number of people are moving to the Tampa Bay area every day and traffic has become a major challenge.

Tampa needs to help your youth succeed. I will initiate apprentice programs at schools, businesses and unions to help high school students with career options.