Our half-mile jewel of a downtown is the heartbeat of our city. I’ll continue working to make the downtown more vibrant, championing new norms like the social district — common-sense parking laws and better walkability — and restoring Farmington icons like the Founders Fest and the library.
Approved the Farmington “Syndicate” social district to support our local restaurants and bars during the pandemic.
Approved expanded outdoor seating (in parking lots) and temporary outdoor dining structures, subject to ventilation requirements to ensure diner safety.
Voted to apply for a $1 million grant for the Farmington Road streetscape and split project costs with the DDA. Work will begin 2022.
Championed moderate growth with selection of medium-density Robertson Brothers townhome proposal for Maxfield Training Center redevelopment.
When the Chamber withdrew from the Founders Fest, I voted for the City to take it over, starting in 2021.
During my next term, my priorities for downtown include:
Smart parking partnerships that incentivize business owners to make private parking available for public use — and make it available for long-term parking, so you don’t have to worry about getting a ticket if you want to stay in Farmington all afternoon. (Because did you know? Even at the busiest times of day, downtown Farmington has more private parking spots sitting empty than we have public parking total.)
Boosting public art through introduction of a mural ordinance.
Updating the food truck ordinance to make it easier for food trucks to operate in areas of downtown where people gather — think for events like the Friday night concerts at the pavilion.
Restoring the Farmington Community Library to its once-proud status as a jewel of our community. Over the past few years, the library has been used as a political football. I pledge to vote for library board trustees who will put the best interests of the library — not a political agenda — first.