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City of Venice Council Seat 6

City of Venice Council Seat 6 general election 2019

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Tim Brady Business Consultant

Biographical Information

Campaign Phone (240) 344-7389

Describe your background and qualifications for this position.

I grew up in Wash, DC, son of a career FBI man. I studied photography at Rochester Inst of Technology, but instead found a calling in helping people apply technologies. 30 years were spent in Sales, Marketing and Product Management in the Technology sector.

Through that, I provided consultative services architecting complex information systems to 1,000 companies, from Fortune 100 on down. Along the way I earned numerous certifications, including in Project Management, IT, and Sarbanes-Oxley Section 404 Compliance.

I think that speaks to an aptitude for working with deeply complex topics and understanding how solutions touch many moving parts. It also saw me at the center of negotiations in multi-million $ deals, and one thing Venice needs is a better negotiator.

After moving in 2014 to Sarasota, Regina & I bought a home in Milano in North Venice 18 months ago. I started looking into Venice politics. With no opposition for Seat 6, I decided to run (made it with 24 hours to spare).

What are the 3 most important issues handled by the office you seek? How do you propose to handle these issues?

We all know the issues; sadly, ALL the candidates have high-jacked them as their own. But I’m betting you can tell who will actually DO something!

Fiscal Responsibility - Just like your family budget, our little Florida City needs to be conscientious about how it spends your money. Venice has been negligent and taxes are on a frightening trajectory. Venice needs to be prepared, and we’re not. We need to consider the long-term picture!

Responsible Development - Anyone can see that growth has exceeded the infrastructure to support it, but no plans to fix it anytime soon. Development cannot be stopped, but it needs to be responsible. Perhaps most importantly, growth should pay its own way and help fund the infrastructure that is so behind.

Water & the Environment - Venice has ignored environmental issues and it’s not just an environmental concern, but a serious threat to our tourism economy. The City needs to take a holistic, long-term view of what’s good for the citizens of Venice.

What restrictions, if any, would you place on future development in Venice?

This is challenging, given Florida’s strong property rights laws. But I believe we can negotiate better, more sustainable development. Let’s push Florida-friendly landscaping for one, to reduce the demand on water and eliminate some of the nutrient runoff. Let’s require stricter water management plans, even the County is ahead of us here. Let’s move to being a green example and save the Gulf in the process.

The pace of building is out of control, and that has a direct impact on your property value. A different attitude needs to be installed throughout the City staff; it’s more than just changing one Councilperson’s vote.

I’d be at the forefront of looking how we can slow their roll, but we have to watchful for what is available to us within the law. Development interests have largely dominated City politics in recent years, and that needs to be put in check.

I hope residents take time to understand this election & the money being spent to influence it. Big signs? Follow the money.

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Joseph M. Neunder

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What are the 3 most important issues handled by the office you seek? How do you propose to handle these issues?

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