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It takes more than promises to be a good representative.
Promises, no matter how well intended, may not get fulfilled
for a variety of reasons. A City Councilor must navigate the
hurdles of government, work to gain a consensus among fellow
Councilors, address key legal issues and budgetary concerns,
and balance the good of the District with the needs of the
City as a whole. What might sound good as a "sound byte"
during an election might not make sense once a Councilor is
elected and learns of the true impact of that promise. This
is a valuable lesson that Barbara Haller has taken to heart
through her experience on the City Council.
It takes experience that comes with doing the job. Many quick
fixes are proposed or implemented in response to key issues
and are often an extreme reaction rather than a sustainable
solution. Quick fixes are only a temporary patch that in time
will not hold, and most often do not address the root causes.
Looking toward viable long-term solutions is essential, a
vision that Barbara Haller values and has demonstrated through
It takes leadership and a strong voice in both the District
and City. But, it also takes respected qualities to work well
with others. Not all issues are addressed in the spotlight
of the media. Often times maneuvering and discussions occur
without the media's presence to address issues one on one
with key players. What you see in the media is most often
not the entire picture.
It takes knowledge of the community and the issues that are
important to you. Barbara Haller is a homeowner and former
business owner in the District 4 community and, through her
community ties and direct representation has gained a unique
knowledge of issues and worked hard to come up with fair and
It takes a good grasp of municipal finances and policies.
The workings of City Government can often be an unknown or
misunderstood phenomenon. Through her representation, Barbara
Haller has taken time to educate constituents on the workings
of government to empower citizens to work together toward
It takes a total commitment to making our community safe
and vibrant and the knowledge to do that. The City cannot
do this without the help and cooperation of those within the
neighborhood. Too often residents do not get involved in their
community, will sit by and watch it deteriorate, and only
when it hits bottom will they stand up and lay blame. A proactive
approach is necessary to avert deterioration of our neighborhoods
through resident involvement, community policing, and neighboring
interactions. Barbara has worked diligently toward bringing
communities together to address problems within their respective
It takes a caring, experienced person like Barbara Haller
to be the best representative District 4 can have. Barbara's
record speaks for itself. Click on the topics above to find
out how Barbara handles the issues that are important to you.
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