Keep the beach the beach.
Preserve our beach community.
I support the projects in the 2018 Storm Water Master Plan above all other capital projects.
Flooding is a real issue I have experienced in my career, specifically heading the Navy's disaster response during Hurricanes Katrina & Wilma.
Strict parking enforcement is the key.
I am against paid parking at the Town Center. The metrics and anecdotal evidence from local merchants really should drive decision making. Hourly time limits strictly enforced and financially advantageous to the city make sense to me.
I support the current tree ordinance but think we can do better, understanding the State puts some restrictions on what the city has jurisdiction over.
I would take a hard look at adding more concrete (e.g. sidewalks and bike paths) to our current roadway structure. Any additional concrete comes with a price, but metrics supporting public safety in favor of pedestrian pathways would be considered. Sea level rise is a fact that our children and grandchildren will face with certainty, so infrastructure decisions impacting water runoff must be weighed.
Shop & Dine Local!
My plan includes stimulation of small businesses along the Mayport Corridor, providing a healthy business-friendly environment in Atlantic Beach.
I have a history of working with minority and disadvantaged populations and stand by my record of positive change. I currently work for a nonprofit Alaskan Native Corporation that promotes ideals that promote equality and positive change for all people. While working as the Deputy Commandant of the Naval Academy and member of the Admissions Board our team championed the rights of all our students and made a positive difference. As Commanding Officer of a Squadron at sea on an aircraft carrier I know what true teamwork can achieve. My candidacy is supported by the Jacksonville National Organization for Woman.
Commanding Officer Naval Academy Preparatory School
Deputy Commandant US Naval Academy
Operations / Chief of Staff Navy Region Southeast
Captain (ret.) US Navy
Trustee of the Atlantic Beach General Pension Board
Bruce was charged with the Navy's response to Hurricanes Katrina & Wilma. He was responsible for all police & fire departments in the Navy Region Southeast. He knows - first hand - how to coordinate response efforts between local, state, and federal law enforcement and service agencies. Should a natural disaster strike, Bruce has the experience Atlantic Beach would need to minimize red tape and maximize restoration efforts.
Bruce's career has been defined by the oath he took to defend the US Constitution.
Bruce's adreneline flows in service to his community.
Bruce knows how to create positive change through teamwork.
BS US Naval Academy
MS Auburn (Political Science)
MS Naval War College
MS Air Command and Staff College
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