For the past few years, I have been attending Orem City Council Meetings. I have watched as citizens have come to express their thoughts and concerns about the city to the mayor and council. I have watched how they have come away from the meetings feeling discouraged, frustrated, and demoralized. This is wrong.
The City of Orem is a great place to live and to raise a family, not just because of the City’s Leadership, but because of the amazing citizens who are a part of this community. My concern is that if the citizens continue to be “looked down upon” and treated like they don’t matter, they will no longer want to stay here.
As a community, we can do great things if we work together, treat each other with respect, and listen to each other.
I feel there has to be transparency, common sense, and honesty within our community if our city is going to be successful.
As a community of city leaders and citizens, we need to get back to fundamental basics and principles.
The City should be responsible for Police, Fire, Water, and Roads along with supporting the Arts and Recreation within the community.
The City should never go into private enterprise; this should be left to the private sector.
I am concerned with our City’s current “Tax and Spend” policies.
We need to come together as citizens and city leaders to fix the problems our great city faces today.
“We need a new vision and a new direction”.
I am David Spencer and I want to represent the citizens of Orem.