"Let's work together to Restore, Revive, and Reinvigorate the Beauty of Highland!"
- Ken Knapton
This is a critical time for the city of Highland.
In the next few years the Highland City council will need to address some very difficult issues, including both a projected budget deficit by fiscal year 2022 as well as increasing needs for city services to maintain open spaces, roads and other needed services.
The discussions will be challenging, and tough decisions will need to be made. The city council members elected in 2019 will be responsible for finding solutions to these challenging issues.
Financially speaking, there are only two ways to balance a budget: increase revenue or decrease expenses. Neither are easy to accomplish, and both have positive and negative effects.
I will bring an unbiased view to each issue, and I will assess each potential solution with an open mind. I will review each budget request and evaluate each revenue opportunity in the same way that I have done in my professional career as an executive at several successful companies across many different industries.
I will do my best to be fair, and to ensure that all opinions and options are discussed and considered.
As a resident of Highland, I want the city to maintain its unique culture and feel, and I also understand the fiscal responsibility that resides with the city council.