Levi’s philosophy is simple: When more businesses open, more jobs are created, more tax revenue is generated, and life becomes more prosperous for the citizens! Levi will work with the Chamber of Commerce and local business owners to identify existing policies and regulations that make it more difficult to start and maintain a business in Middletown so that things can be simplified. When regulation makes it more difficult to operate a business, it can be expected that businesses will open shop elsewhere. Levi will fight to ensure Middletown becomes one of the most business friendly cities in the state.
Road pavement will be a high priority for Levi when looking at the budget. Middletown needs to generate approximately $160 million over twenty years to repave the roads in Middletown, which will be no easy task. Levi will fully and thoroughly review any plan that is put before the council and listen to public input on this issue. Levi believes the best way to achieve this goal is by looking at where spending can be shifted, and by attracting new business to Middletown to increase our tax base.
Levi has talked about this issue with numerous police officers, former chiefs, many citizens, and has heard the remarks made by Judge James Sherron. He agrees with them whole heartedly when they all have told him that we need to keep our jail open. Levi believes that our officers time is best spent watching our streets, not driving prisoners to the Butler County Jail in Hamilton, waiting for them to be processed, and then driving back.
Levi is a proud supporter of our police officers, firefighters, dispatchers, and EMTs! These brave men and women are the front lines on our war against the opioids epidemic. Thanks to their tireless efforts our overdose rates have dropped significantly over the years.They are doing an amazing job, but there is still more work to be done. Levi looks forward to working directly with our first responders, because he believes the best people to tell him about the hurdles our Police Department and Fire Department are facing are the men and women of those departments. He will do this by periodically going on ride alongs with our first responders, not to check up on them, but to check in with them and witness the things they deal with on a day to day basis, so that he can best advocate for the policies that will help clear the hurdles they face in keeping us safe and keeping drugs off our streets.