Over the last eight years, I have actively listened to our residents. Too often, elected officials forget who put them in the office, and they forget to listen. I haven’t forgotten! I am responsive to the voice of residents, and I stand with the people. I have worked to build roads and have not supported rezoning low density property to high density.
Having a firm foundation regarding the proper role of government ensures I have and will continue to be an advocate for citizen's rights. Over the last eight years, we have returned many of the fundamental rights back to the residents, and we will continue on this path together.
Have you watched the city council meetings live? All council meetings are streamed to make our city's actions transparent and accessible. For the ninth year in a row, the city was awarded the Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting demonstrating the city's financial activities are transparent and disclosed. We will continue improving transparency together.
Over the past eight years, we have remained one of the most fiscally conservative cities in the state. While other cities raised property taxes, our property taxes have decreased. Furthermore, we have expanded library services, improved police and fire staffing to adequately protect our residents, and invested millions in infrastructure all without increasing taxes. As a CPA and finance professional, I have the extensive background and expertise necessary ensure we remain on the path of fiscal responsibility for years to come.
As our city continues to grow and change, we will continue to work together ensuring our city remains a desirable place for our families. Re-elect someone who has strong guiding principles, who is dedicated to serving our community, who has a strong professional background necessary to ensure our city’s bright future, and who has proven experience making things better. I have proven professional and city experience dedicated to analyzing processes to identify areas for improvement and developing and executing action plans to strengthen these processes.
Vote someone who is “dedicated to making good things better” and looks to the future.
Vote Stephen Willden
Over the last eight years, we have improved police and fire staffing to ensure our residents are protected in the event of natural disasters. Due to the heroics of our first-responders, no homes were lost in Saratoga Springs during the 2020 fire.
Also, we listed to the residents and have secured millions of dollars to expedite building another north-south road to improve emergency access throughout the city. These roads will be built many years in advance of what the state had originally planned.