ISSUES of IMPORTANCE
TREE CITY USA and BIKE FRIENDLY CITY
As our city develops, my goal is to see Black Diamond blossom into a sustainable, family-friendly city. Two benchmarks would be becoming a Tree City USA and a Bicycle Friendly City. Becoming a Tree City means the preservation of existing woodlands while also providing for restoration and new growth of trees. Becoming a Bicycle Friendly City means providing signed lanes and intersections for cyclist traffic, expanding marked public routes for cyclists, while also providing improvements for vehicular traffic.
These two goals are extremely important to me because I believe that it will allow for involvement of all stakeholders in our town; new and existing residents, community developers, and businesses. If we are able to achieve these goals, we will all collectively benefit from a safer city for our families and sustainable growth with a mind for preserving woodlands.