On the Issues
I’ll fight for a fair deal for you, my friends and neighbors in the heart of Lancaster County by:
- Using my real-life experience and common sense to make our neighborhoods safer by focusing on the things that work best: mental health services, after school programs, and partnerships with city law enforcement officers and firefighters.
- Making sure you keep more money in your pocket by easing the tax burden on working families and cutting red tape.
- Protecting our clean air and water today and promoting wind energy and water management for the future.
- Making sure our neighborhoods get equal access to libraries, parks, road improvements, health care, and other county services to make your daily life better.
- Listening to you, keeping you informed about decisions and services that matter to you, and making sure you, my friends and neighbors, are my priority on the county board.
Health & Aging Services
Ensuring that the citizens in the heart of our county receive their fair share of health services is vital – everything from access to immunizations to animal control services help keep our community safe and healthy. Having cared for a disabled mother for the better part of decade, I believe that it’s crucial that we care for those who built our community. I will fight to protect and grow health and aging services for our friends and neighbors.
Energy and Environment
Nebraska is the only state in the nation to increase reliance on coal in the last ten years. With the threat of climate change looming, increasing coal production dirties our air and endangers our future. Here in our county we have an abundance of potential clean energy through wind energy production. Unfortunately, our county board made a mistake when they passed the most restrictive regulations in the state on wind energy. This is bad for our environment and worse for our economy. As your County Commissioner, I will fight to protect our clean air and water and I’ll start by working to overturn these unnecessary restrictions on clean energy development.
12% of the adult population of our county is uninsured and the areas with the highest poverty are in the heart of our county. I’ll promote health care services to meet the needs of residents and prevent higher cost community problems like emergency health care, homelessness, and medical bankruptcy.
Mental Health Services
The community health profile survey of Lancaster County found that the lack mental health services was the number one health concern of county residents. As your County Commissioner, I’ll continue to increase access to mental health therapy and substance abuse treatment to meet the needs of people in crisis and to ease pressure on our jails and courts.
Libraries, Parks & Rec, After-School Services
I grew up in the parks, libraries and after school programs provided by our community. It’s essential to me these county services remain available to our citizens and continue to serve as centers of learning, recreation and community engagement.
Public Safety and Law Enforcement
Many neighborhoods in the heart of our county live with a crime rate significantly higher than the national average. Our community should prevent crime through more after school programs, community policing, and mental health services. One of my goals is to develop a special court to sentence people struggling with mental illness to treatment instead of jail. This will allow our law enforcement resources to go to people who are committing real crimes.
Roads & Bridges
The heart of our county deserves its fair share of road improvement projects to make our streets safer and less congested. I will work hard to ensure central Lincoln roads remain a priority while supporting our community’s expansion with the South Beltway project.
Property taxes are too much of a burden for homeowners. Services can be provided more efficiently and cost effectively by making technology improvements. Keeping more money in the pockets of working people is my aim and I’ll consider that every time I vote on tax or spending issues.
Our veterans and their families have sacrificed for our community, the least we can do is ensure they have the services and treatment they need in a timely manner. As your County Commissioner, I will work fiercely for our veteran’s services and fair treatment for veterans in crisis.
WORKING HARD FOR WORKING PEOPLE
Paid for by: Neighbors for Sean Flowerday, 1730 S. 12th St. Lincoln, NE 68502