Political advertisement paid for and approved by Janet Hooper, non-partisan candidate for Safety Harbor Mayor.
This mayoral race is not just about downtown or condos … it’s about the entire City and all the issues different neighborhoods face. Safety Harbor is not broken; it is a great place to live, work and play. Growing pains are inevitable, and we should grow and can grow without sacrificing our core personality. I am not anti-development, I AM PRO RESIDENT.
My Economic Plan:
Can we improve the business climate in Safety Harbor? Absolutely. The issue is complex and not only about density or high rent or a mixture of businesses. As a former small business owner myself I understand the challenges business owners face every day.
Preserving the Core Essence of Safety Harbor: When you ask people why they moved here they say they fell in love with Safety Harbor, they love the small-town vibe and the tree-lined streets. We have grown as a City and will continue to grow.
Taxes and budgets: I have managed the Mattie Williams Neighborhood Family Center on a shoe string budget for the last eight years, with clean audits every year. Today the Center is one of only 2,000 non-profits in the country that is certified by the Council on Accreditation in both operations and finance. I am well versed in all aspects of operations from finance to facility management.
Other Pressing Issues: Safety Harbor is not just about the downtown area. Other issues that need to be solved include:
Waterfront Park: My vision is the park will be a place that is flexible to accommodate special events as well as place to enjoy the natural beauty of the bay.
Environment: We have many wonderful family parks throughout the City for everyone to enjoy. I am honored to be endorsed by the Suncoast Sierra Club.
I believe that a good public servant is one who listens to the residents, seeks out the facts, and makes decisions based on what is best for the City and the residents. Over the last two years as your Commissioner, that is what I have done. I have given back to the community by volunteering in many organizations to make Safety Harbor a better place to live, work and play.
At the end of the day, we are all Safety Harbor