"I believe that when we put people first, our community thrives."
= Elisa Klein =
RESPONSIBLE COVID-19 RELIEF & RECOVERY
COVID-19 has changed our lives forever. As a small business owner and mom of school-aged children, I've experienced those changes firsthand. As our city continues to work towards recovery, I support a plan to account for the economic, financial and social impacts of the pandemic.
COMMUNITY HEALTH & SAFETY
Plano’s reputation of being one of the safest cities in America is not accidental. As our community continues to grow, we must ensure that our exceptional Police and Fire departments are well funded and equipped with the latest technology. I support measures to invest in the resources needed to keep qualified personnel. I believe that when we actively support our public servants, our community will continue to be one of the safest places to live.
I support policies towards a responsible budget that ensures the tax dollars are spent wisely and thoughtfully. I support plans with long-term solutions and not "quick fixes" that have Plano paying more in the future. An example of this would be taking care of our aging infrastructure before it is beyond repair. If we neglect repairs and updates now, we risk paying a substantial cost for replacements in the future. Responsible planning saves taxpayers in the long run.
PRESERVING THE PLANO LIFESTYLE
Plano is a highly desirable city coupled with limited undeveloped land. I support housing options that take into account all stages of life. We need affordable housing for our young professionals and recent graduates. As the pandemic revealed, we need pedestrian-oriented communities for our seniors. We also need single-family homes for families with children. We need to be welcoming to all stages of life and provide housing options accordingly and not simply apply a one-size-fits-all solution. Additionally, as a business owner, I support strategic partnerships with developers that align with Plano’s vision and collaborate with our community.
CONNECTING OUR COMMUNITY
Just as Plano's physical infrastructure needs attention, its digital infrastructure is key to enabling a 'connected' community and cannot be ignored. I support a cohesive digital strategy to be a part of our overall city strategy.