One of the most important issues we face is the protection of your rights as an American Citizen. I have worked hard to ensure that these individual liberties remain intact. Last year when the City Council tried to pass a form based code that would significantly restrict private property rights, I personally went door to door to families and businesses informing and warning them of how this code was going to take away their rights and change our City to be like a socialistic European city. I encouraged citizens to come to the public hearing to express their opinions. I wrote a letter in the Wave and tried to explain to the public what the council was doing. If the citizens had not shown up, certain members of the city council would have passed the form based code. This is the power you have as citizens when you knit together and express your views to your elected officials. If you look back at the actions taken by council members at that time, it becomes clear who actually supported this legislation. I would encourage you to look at what Council member Potter did in particular as she is also running for office, or perhaps more accurately, what she did not do to stop this legislation before it came to a vote.