1. The Drug crisis
2. The Economy – Business and Families
3. Local control of education versus Common Core
Additional issues we must address:
Many environmental issues will affect our citizens in the near future:
a) Complying with the Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) Permit which is anticipated to be issued soon.
b) Nitrogen discharge limits from wastewater treatment plants and the effects on impaired bodies of water.
c) Special regulations on the use of water from our rivers.
Tens of millions of dollars are at stake for Rochester and the towns in the Senate District 6. These issues are not on the top of our constituent's priority list right now, but will be soon when costly modifications to infrastructure must be made to comply. I am involved now. I have attended several meetings both as a City Councilor and as a State Representative to understand the potential consequences. I am working to insure that the requirements are based on scientific research.