As the Selectboard’s appointed member, Jaime Heins has shown why he is a qualified candidate for this seat. He is congenial and respectful to his colleagues and to residents, he has demonstrated mastery of the topics and issues before him, and he works collaboratively with other board members to make informed and impartial decisions that serve the town’s interests.
The next Selectboard must see the town through several major projects, each of which requires setting priorities about how we use and manage our finite land and fiscal resources. We must increase stormwater resiliency to limit the town’s share of liabilities created by runoff ($7 million and counting), replace the decaying bridge on Bay Road, expand safety for pedestrians and cyclists on the town’s roads, and resolve our lawsuit with Vermont Rail. How the Selectboard manages these projects will impact future prosperity for all Shelburne residents. To this enterprise Jaime brings considerable knowledge of the impacts of land use, and their fiscal, social, and natural resource implications.
As Planning Commission Chair, Jaime welcomed the public’s participation in town planning. He saw that the addition of new voices helped the commission be more effective in addressing problems of housing unaffordability, stormwater runoff, and loss of rural lands to development. We believe that Jaime Heins has the skills and experience we need to have on the Selectboard. Please join us in voting for Jaime on March 6.
Kate Lalley and Scott Giles