A 5-year county budget plan — cut $150M
Peter Drucker said “Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things.” While I am reluctant to vote for a property tax increase, I need to consider doing what is in the best interest of Shelby County despite the political consequences. More…
I ran on the platform of “Prosperity over Politics” and it is my goal to lead and be part of the educational and economic redefining of Shelby County. We are losing our brightest minds to cities that have entered the 21st century upgrading their infrastructures to accommodate innovation, business development and they are beating us every day in job creation and retention.
Shelby County and the city have attracted jobs. Giving companies economic incentives to move their operations to Shelby County is not the answer. We will not be able to keep them here without educated talent to meet their needs. They will simply move to the next highest bidder when their incentives have expired. We need a greater sense of urgency. We need to pull together as a team putting aside special interests and hidden agendas.
How we move forward from this day is what matters. I care about the future of our children. We all do. The next twelve months will be difficult but we need to come together and execute a solid plan for the future. No matter how the education boundary lines are eventually drawn let us agree to continue working together and set the sail for “Prosperity over Politics.”
Here is my agenda of priorities during my term:
1. Enhance Economic Development by focusing efforts and activities on three platforms
a. Medical Devices and Biomedical
b. movie and music
c. “Green” Industries
2. Education. We need a workforce that is second to none in the United States.
3. Minimize government spending and find efficiencies in existing operations
4. Reduce the infant mortality rate.
5. Complete the Wolf River Greenway from the Mississippi River to Shelby Farms
Let’s keep our eye on the prize for current and future generations in Shelby County: creating jobs and filling jobs with homegrown talent, and taking smart investments in our infrastructure, parks, social programs, and services. Our course will be determined by how we set the sail and not the forces of nature. I look forward to the challenge and responsibility ahead and ask that we all focus on “Prosperity over Politics.”
(From: The Commercial Appeal)
Steve Basar wins Shelby County Commission District 1 seat
By Samantha Bryson
Republican Steve Basar is the newest member of the Shelby County Commission, having comfortably defeated Democrat Steve Ross in the race for the District 1, Position 3 seat in Thursday’s election. …
On to August 2nd …
Many thanks to all my supporters! This could not have happened without your support, energy, and votes! Close election, very humbling to have the wide base of support – I know we will win in August. If you have time to help in the coming months, fill out the volunteer form at the link near the top of the page, or give me a call (901) 210-9989!
See The Commercial Appeal editorial: ‘Basar in the GOP primary’
Thanks again for all your support — feeling optimistic but we have to cover as many polling places as possible on election day.
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– Steve Basar