Trapp For Columbia

© Paid for by Trapp for Columbia, Robbie Price, Treasurer

Vote Trapp for Ward 2 City Council 

Issues and Policy Positions

 Livable Streets

Livable streets are planned in advance, meet agreed-upon standards, and integrate required utilities. They allow for the transportation and access needs of residents, enable maximum mobility, and promote neighborhood empowerment. Livable streets bring a greater opportunity for neighbors to engage with neighbors. More eyes on the street contribute to public safety just as good sidewalks improve traffic safety by moving pedestrians off busy roads. Livable streets build rapport, neighborliness, and a sense of purpose. Bicycle routes and paths help drivers and riders co-exist and improve traffic flow.  Livable streets enable easy snow and ice removal. They foster social opportunities and decrease isolation.  In short, livable streets build a sense of community.

 Good Governance

I bring common sense decision-making in the best interests of the ward and the city. I am a good listener and Second Ward voters have come to expect excellent constituent service. As your city councilperson, I have championed fiscal responsibility and solid reserves as I work to empower neighborhoods. I approach decisions in a deliberate and proactive manner to avoid costly boondoggles. What effect will each decision have on working people? That’s the lens through which I evaluate every issue before the Council.

 A Focus on the Future

We will be judged by the city we pass on to our children. Our success will be measured in planning for our schools, transportation and utility infrastructure. The decisions I make on Council are tempered with a future focus and a cautious respect for the enormous power of bad decisions made with near-sighted reasoning for short-term gain. Our community’s health and safety must be our highest priority. The solutions for controlling crime are not simple, but I am committed to seeing a growing Columbia where neighbors feel safe in their homes, on the streets, and in their everyday lives.  That’s the challenge:  Preserving our neighborhood values as we build a growing city for our children.

Prosperous Economy

The City of Columbia’s economy is strong and stable. I sit on the board of REDI, a city staffed nonprofit tasked with promoting economic development. We pursue bringing new living wage jobs to the region. These efforts were instrumental in bringing Beyond Meat to the Second Ward and bringing Aurora Organic Dairy and American Outdoor Brands to the region.

Public Safety

Columbia has added police officers most years that I have been on Council, still we remain short staffed. A North Side Police Station is under design for the Second Ward, when completed, emergency response times will be shortened. Two Community Outreach Officers have been assigned to the Second Ward, reducing shots fired incidents and calls for service.

Infrastructure

Since I’ve been on Council a comprehensive plan to measure street conditions has been created. We now direct more funds to preventative street maintenance versus costly rebuilding projects. The funding cycle for streets and sidewalks has been shortened by 5 years since I took office. Many Second Ward projects have been completed or are underway; such as the Parkade Park sidewalk connection, the Parker and Vandiver intersection, and the rebuilding of Garth Avenue.

Social Equity

Making sure everyone has a chance to thrive is the focus of the City’s most recent strategic plan. The Second Ward has one of the City’s three “focus neighborhoods” where we have added street lighting, hosted community meetings, held job fairs and promoted energy efficiency.

Vote April 3rd

It is both my honor and my privilege to represent Columbia’s Second Ward. I sincerely hope that you will join your neighbors in returning me to City Council for another term. Columbia is a great place to live, to work and to raise a family. All of my efforts as your representative have been to improve the city for its current residents, our children and our grandchildren. Thank you for allowing me to represent you on City Council!
Banner photo”Columbia Reflection” © Notley Hawkins
Vote April 3rd! Re-elect Mike Trapp to Columbia City Council.
© Paid for by Trapp for Columbia--Robbie Price Treasurer

Ward 2 City Council

Trapp For Columbia

Issues and Policy

Positions

 Livable Streets

Livable streets are planned in advance, meet agreed-upon standards, and integrate required utilities. They allow for the transportation and access needs of residents, enable maximum mobility, and promote neighborhood empowerment. Livable streets bring a greater opportunity for neighbors to engage with neighbors. More eyes on the street contribute to public safety just as good sidewalks improve traffic safety by moving pedestrians off busy roads. Livable streets build rapport, neighborliness, and a sense of purpose. Bicycle routes and paths help drivers and riders co-exist and improve traffic flow.  Livable streets enable easy snow and ice removal. They foster social opportunities and decrease isolation.  In short, livable streets build a sense of community.

 Good Governance

I bring common sense decision-making in the best interests of the ward and the city. I am a good listener and Second Ward voters have come to expect excellent constituent service. As your city councilperson, I have championed fiscal responsibility and solid reserves as I work to empower neighborhoods. I approach decisions in a deliberate and proactive manner to avoid costly boondoggles. What effect will each decision have on working people? That’s the lens through which I evaluate every issue before the Council.

 A Focus on the Future

We will be judged by the city we pass on to our children. Our success will be measured in planning for our schools, transportation and utility infrastructure. The decisions I make on Council are tempered with a future focus and a cautious respect for the enormous power of bad decisions made with near-sighted reasoning for short-term gain. Our community’s health and safety must be our highest priority. The solutions for controlling crime are not simple, but I am committed to seeing a growing Columbia where neighbors feel safe in their homes, on the streets, and in their everyday lives.  That’s the challenge:  Preserving our neighborhood values as we build a growing city for our children.

Prosperous Economy

The City of Columbia’s economy is strong and stable. I sit on the board of REDI, a city staffed nonprofit tasked with promoting economic development. We pursue bringing new living wage jobs to the region. These efforts were instrumental in bringing Beyond Meat to the Second Ward and bringing Aurora Organic Dairy and American Outdoor Brands to the region.

Public Safety

Columbia has added police officers most years that I have been on Council, still we remain short staffed. A North Side Police Station is under design for the Second Ward, when completed, emergency response times will be shortened. Two Community Outreach Officers have been assigned to the Second Ward, reducing shots fired incidents and calls for service.

Infrastructure

Since I’ve been on Council a comprehensive plan to measure street conditions has been created. We now direct more funds to preventative street maintenance versus costly rebuilding projects. The funding cycle for streets and sidewalks has been shortened by 5 years since I took office. Many Second Ward projects have been completed or are underway; such as the Parkade Park sidewalk connection, the Parker and Vandiver intersection, and the rebuilding of Garth Avenue.

Social Equity

Making sure everyone has a chance to thrive is the focus of the City’s most recent strategic plan. The Second Ward has one of the City’s three “focus neighborhoods” where we have added street lighting, hosted community meetings, held job fairs and promoted energy efficiency.

Vote April 3rd

It is both my honor and my privilege to represent Columbia’s Second Ward. I sincerely hope that you will join your neighbors in returning me to City Council for another term. Columbia is a great place to live, to work and to raise a family. All of my efforts as your representative have been to improve the city for its current residents, our children and our grandchildren. Thank you for allowing me to represent you on City Council!
Vote April 3rd! Re-elect Mike Trapp to Columbia City Council.
Banner Photo: “Columbia Reflection” ©  Notley Hawkins