If you’ve traveled to all parts of Fayetteville, you have probably noticed some differences in the investment each part of the city receives. While the rest of the city tends to get updated roads, bike trails, and sidewalks, Ward 1 is consistently left behind. Our roads are in disrepair, our sidewalks don’t connect, and we lack safe bike paths for commuters. This is just what’s seen on the surface; our drainage and utilities infrastructure are lacking, too.
While other parts of the city get lighted cycle tracks for the weekend crowd, we lack basic connectivity in the part of town where people rely on bicycles and sidewalks to commute the most. We have a quarter of the population and pay sales tax just like everyone else. We deserve our fair share of infrastructure investments!
We Deserve Our Fair Share of Infrastructure Investments
Ward 1 is the fastest-growing part of the city, yet we have continually gotten the short end of the stick in infrastructure spending. The Fayetteville City Council can fix these problems and spend our tax dollars more equitably, but this hasn’t happened. Instead, they have voted against proposals such as expanding Ozark Regional Transit to cover the areas of South Fayetteville that need it most. As an elected City Council member, I will continue to fight for infrastructure equity in Ward 1 and ensure that our part of the city gets the resources it deserves.
A better, more equitable Fayetteville is possible; that’s what I’ll fight for, but I need your support to make it happen.