I am committed to bring affordable housing to the forefront of how we will accomplish a faster process and an ability to keep our community employees here instead of moving to another city  and commuting.  If our employees afford to stay in our city, we will reduce vehicle miles traveled (VMT) and keep employees and employers spending local; that should have a trickle-up benefit to our economy.  Developers, city government, nonprofit organizations, and the faith community should all be at the table to take action on moving forward.  We can get carried away with too much talk and not enough action.  One of my professors at CSU referred this complexity of government of getting things done is what he called “paralysis by analysis.”  Nike’s famous add slogan hits this right on the head.  Motion in any direction shatters the ice of indecision.