PRIORITIES

TRANSPARENCy. responsibility. community.

Priority 1: fIGHTING covid-19

Fighting COVID-19

  • I will fight the COVID-19 pandemic, so we can get people back to work and our kids back to school by:

    • Working with the health department to combat the spread of COVID-19.​

    • Fighting for additional state and federal funds to expand testing.

    • Pushing for additional financial support for families and businesses.

    • Getting you and your family the best available information from public health professionals.

TRANSPARENCy

Fighting Corruption

  • I will work to help Lake County become a beacon of transparency by continuing to improve ethics rules, goal-setting and oversight.​

Openness
  • I will be honest and transparent about how we're going to spend your tax dollars.

  • I will support the continued video recording and broadcasting of all Lake County Board meetings. Unfortunately, my opponent voted against this in 2019, which was disappointing.

  • I will fight to make as many documents as possible publicly accessible on our county websites.

 

Accessibility

  • I will hold regular office hours so you know when and where to find me when you have questions. 

Fair Maps

  • As we look to redistrict the county in 2021, I will fight for a fair map that respects community boundaries and makes sense to residents. 

responsibility.
Property Taxes
  • If we don't need the money, I will push to return it to taxpayers. Until 2019, my opponent and the Lake County Board voted to increase taxes almost every year, even during the recession, even though they had surpluses nearly every year. Our families are in a property tax crisis. We need to do better.

Pensions
  • Our state's unfunded pension liability is one of the main contributors to its financial instability. Our leaders should step up to help save money for the state’s full-time workers. As your County Board member, I will never take a government pension.

Environment
  • I support the current Lake County Board's plan to look for ways to reduce our county's carbon footprint by creating green energy jobs and saving taxpayer money.

  • I will work with our county's Stormwater Management Commission to address the increased flooding across Lake County.

community.
Improving Roads and Infrastructure
  • Our infrastructure is a vital foundation of the economic health of Lake County. We need to implement a forward-thinking, coherent plan to improve and expand existing roads and bridges while protecting ecologically sensitive areas.

Smart Economic Development
  • We need a comprehensive plan to bring economic development, with a focus on areas in the county that have lost jobs. By coordinating with municipalities we will attract new employers throughout the county. 

Working Together
  • I promise to meet regularly with local leaders to gain an understanding of the issues we face together and to collaborate with them to serve our community.

Funding for Veterans
  • I look forward to working with my fellow County Board Members to improve funding for our 37,000 Lake County veterans by supporting the chronically underfunded Veteran’s Assistance Commission. They did their part; now we need to do ours. 

Mental Healthcare
  • Too often our community members in mental health and substance abuse crises end up in jail or the emergency room, which is both costly and inhumane. When I'm elected to the Lake County Board, I will support the Mental Health Crisis/Wellness Drop-off Center pilot program to help people get the treatment they need.

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CarissaCASBON DEMOCRAT FOR LAKE COUNTY BOARD DISTRICT 7

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