Over the last few years, partisan mandates from Topeka have replaced the judgment of local communities.
This included removing the ability of local communities to make their own determinations about regulating the carrying of concealed weapons in public buildings and public spaces, such as the parks in which our children play. As a responsible gun owner, I know that there are some public places in our community where guns don't belong. We should have the ability to make those determinations here in PV.
The legislature also greatly reduced the ability for local governments to set local tax policy and has placed the burdens of unfunded mandates on our city. Local governments have even been barred from setting their own policies to make sure laborers working on public works contracts are paid fair wages. We must work with our legislators in Topeka to advocate for the return of local control.