|Wayne Christensen has proposed a plan that builds and repairs sidewalks in each of the city’s six districts.
“As I go door to door to meet the citizens of this city, it is evident that sidewalks, and in some cases, our overall infrastructure has become a low priority for the city,” Christensen said. “I think we must change that.”
Christensen’s plan would build or repair three miles of sidewalks in each of our city districts each year, totaling 18 miles a year. The program would be modeled after the city’s current program that paves forty miles of city pavement each year.
Christensen concluded, “These sidewalks are needed for safety, especially around our elementary schools, as well as promoting healthy outlets for our children, improving our economy, and improving our infrastructure. “
Over 30 years of community service, Wayne has served as a youth sports coach for 10 years; a volunteer with West High School baseball and the University of Virginia baseball; board member of THRIVE Lonsdale; member of Cedar Springs Presbyterian Church for 20 years; Executive Director of the non-profit Knox Youth Sports at Lakeshore Park for two decades; and voted in every local election in Knoxville for 30 years.
Furthermore, it is deeply gratifying to receive support from so many of my fellow Knoxvillians who are deeply involved in the community and have known me for many years.
I strongly support for parks and greenways after seeing first hand how the parks and greenways are used by so many during my time at Knox Youth Sports at Lakeshore Park.
Opioid addiction is much in the news and much on the minds of many a Knoxvillian as well as numerous Knoxville neighborhood associations. Wayne believes we need to fully support addiction recovery services and our law enforcement to stop the spread of this debilitating disease.
Wayne believes in fostering growth in the community through smart and efficient economic policies. However, we must also take into account how those policies affect traffic congestion, noise and pollution in our city. As your City Councilman for the 2nd District, Wayne will make smart economic growth a priority, by supporting Innovation Valley, the Knoxville Chamber of Commerce and Leadership Knoxville initiatives.