Marianne Stebbins, Minnesota Campaign Chair. MN Delegation Chair to the RNC 2012
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Marianne Stebbins For Excelsior City Council
Video: Marianne Stebbins speaking at Ron Paul event in St Cloud, Minnesota 2011
Fairness * Liberty * Transparency
Marianne Stebbins, a twelve-year resident of Excelsior, is running for City Council.
“The city council is our servant, not our master.”
The City Council should treat everyone equally. If a variance to an ordinance is granted for one, that ordinance should be amended so that all have the same opportunity. Applying for variances is costly and time-consuming. Special favors shouldn’t be granted for some and not others.
Ultimately, ordinances relating to building and renovation should be simplified and scaled to what is reasonable and necessary, not what city council members think your house should look like.
We live better when we are able to make the decisions best for us, such as choosing our own trash and recycling provider. Some only need pick up every other week. Some neighbors might want to share their trash receptacles. You might find a better deal. The choice should be yours.
The City should put out a transparent, readable budget so we know what we’re paying for. That budget consists of money that does NOT belong to the City or the City Council. That is YOUR money, not to be spent frivolously, without account, on multi-thousand dollar, perpetual studies or other unnecessary waste.
Instead of using city government to “manage” our neighbors, let’s return to using city council to facilitate solutions through greater citizen engagement and the use of online forums.
To volunteer or put up a lawn sign, contact Marianne at email@example.com