I think it's
important to continue to recruit industry into Davidson County. I think
that we should make sure that we diversify industry so as not to
experience the current economic situation we have in our county. I think
it is also important not to forget the businesses and industry that are
already here and have contributed to our economic base. It is vital that
we protect our economic resources such as High Rock Lake. It is
important that we as commissioners advocate for citizens adversely
affected by others. Specifically, we need to make sure that Alcoa's
re-licensing process is fair and balanced for High Rock Lake. For
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Carolina, 51 cents out of every dollar goes to the classroom. 49
cents goes to administration. I think we need to work to get more
dollars into the classroom and to streamline administration to
reallocate education dollars. Teachers should not have to pay for
classroom supplies out of their own pockets.
Most of the present commissioners have stated that a tax increase is
almost inevitable for next year. I believe that NO TAX INCREASE is
necessary or will be necessary if we concentrate our dollars on what
government should be doing. Too much money is spent in
areas where government should not be involved. Unnecessary and
burdensome ordinances create opportunities for more spending.
government big enough to give you everything you want is big enough to
take everything you have." -- Unknown
With the situation in Davidson County following the resignation of the
Sheriff, a cooperative effort needs to be made to unite our county and
communities. We need to seek out innovative ideas that will unite both
parties in a common effort to make Davidson County one of the top
economic centers in the State.
I think that family values, our religious heritage and our National
Heritage are issues that demand courage in the face of opposition.
It is important that we not let the threat of a lawsuit deter us from
standing up for what is right. Our family's and our county's well
being depends upon it.