Charlottesville City Council
Vote on June 9, 2015
35-year resident of Fry's Spring
in Charlottesville, Virginia
Welcome to My Re-election Campaign
FIVE REASONS TO VOTE FOR
DEDE SMITH FOR CITY COUNCIL
Smith seeks second term to protect city’s historic character = Campaign profile in Cvilletommorow
It has been a great privilege to serve you on Council these past few years and I am proud of what we have been able to accomplish.
But there is a lot more to be done to make Charlottesville the best city it can be for ALL its citizens, and I hope you will allow me the chance to continue with these efforts.
I’ve lived in Charlottesville for 35 years and I think it is the best place to live anywhere in the country. My husband Tim and I have raised two children here who have grown up to appreciate the excellent educational and cultural opportunities that Charlottesville has offered them.
Where else can you go any day of the week and hear great music, see provocative theater, eat at any number of fantastic restaurants, or just sit on your porch with friends and neighbors – under towering trees listening to the call of the treefrogs and the song of the woodthrush.
It’s an amazing city!
.... our future is vulnerable to the pressures of growth and aging infrastructure. History is catching up to us. The challenge will be to address our pressing environmental and growth issues without destroying the rich historic character that defines Charlottesville. If honored with re-election, I will work to enhance this unique quality, a mix of urban vibrancy with the pastoral quality of its neighborhoods.
... not all of our citizens share the high quality of life I speak of. Whether in our educational system, the arts and culture scene, or availability of housing.. we need to honor the diversity of incomes, ethnicities and race that define our city. We can do better and we will, if we are willing to look forward and embrace a 21st century vision for our city.
After all ....
... Our quality of life is unique and precious. We can have it all, a deep, enriching history, stunning landscape and vibrant urban culture .. IF… we are careful about how we move forward.
Charlottesville has 20th century problems that require 21st century solutions. I believe that by using innovative solutions we can ensure the same high quality of life for many generations to come.