Investing in Ourselves
On Saturday, Mayor Briley went to Bellevue to join Council Members Sheri Weiner and Dave Rosenberg and other community members in celebrating the reopening of Red Caboose Playground after a complete rebuild that made it safer and more family-friendly.
It was wonderful to see so many residents coming together on a sunny day in an important neighborhood gathering spot, just as they’ve done for more than 20 years. As Mayor Briley said, this is what’s possible when a mayor and council members recognize that investing in our communities – using tax revenues to add services and improve infrastructure – pays off in a higher quality of life.
That approach will be a thing of the past if John Cooper becomes our mayor.
The only way to add infrastructure is to invest. Neighborhoods around the city are excited about projects the Metro Council and its forward-thinking members approved.
But Councilman Cooper missed the boat; he was too busy trying to run the boat aground. Cooper voted against more than $600 million worth of projects that were mostly focused in neighborhoods in the last two Metro capital spending plans.
Cooper wants you to think he’ll be the neighborhood mayor. His record tells a different story. Mayor Briley is the only progressive in the race – and the only candidate who will invest in neighborhoods’ future.