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I’m Arne Jorgensen, and I’m running to represent you on Jackson’s Town Council.
Our first Comprehensive Plan was adopted in the late 1970s and, along with subsequent Land Development Regulations (LDRs), has been updated to reflect our community goals in managing change in Teton County and Jackson. These documents, along with the Town and County budgets, serve as foundational documents that should be reflective of our community priorities and should promote our community vision. They should not be static and do require ongoing review and work to ensure that our path forward achieves the goals we have set for ourselves. It is critical that LDRs be designed to achieve clearly articulated goals. We should engage in constant assessment of growth management results and revise regulations that are not achieving expected outcomes.
For nearly 30 years, my efforts with affordable housing have been based on four guiding principles from which I have never wavered:
1) Provide opportunities to those who are committed to our community;
2) Develop and support efforts that deliver housing security and stability;
3) Protect all of the public and community investment that ensures the levels of affordability, and
4) Be respectful.
Our road and parking infrastructure have essentially remained unchanged for decades but is being used by a much larger number of people, thus the congestion. More so than with other challenges facing our town, we can all make an impact on traffic congestion with our personal choices. As a community, we should consider the ways in which we incentivize fewer single occupancy vehicles, utilize the pavement we have, expand START options, expand alternative means of transportation, address redundancy (particularly related to public safety), and address acceptable levels of traffic flow.
We need to listen to our marginalized communities with empathy. The dedicated and committed Latinx members, aging communities, people of color, our LGBTQ community, non-native English speakers, and those differently-abled are absolutely critical to our health and vitality. In the provision of services, the town should strive to recognize cultural realities related to such items as languages, housing, recreation, food, education, and family. Respectful outreach and clear communication will always be beneficial.
Valuing Our People. Valuing Our Place.
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The Arne For Jackson Campaign Committee
P.O. Box 2433
Jackson Wyoming 83001