RE-ELECT
Susan Pha

for Brooklyn Park City Council

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It’s been a privilege to serve and work with you as your council member for the last 3 years. I am running for re-election again to continue doing what I’ve always done, be a strong voice and advocate for the people in Brooklyn Park. I ask for your vote again so that I can continue to champion the things that are important to you and do the work that still needs to get done.Responsive, Effective and Experienced Leadership

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Who is Susan Pha?

Since serving on the City Council for the last 3 years, I’ve worked tirelessly with residents, our other council members, city staff, community stakeholders, and organizations. I'm proud of the work we have accomplished together.

Together we have:

  • Built a stronger local economy and supported small businesses to thrive
  • Created over 1000+ new jobs in our city with livable wages
  • Grown our tax base with commercial development and reduced our resident’s tax burden
  • Successfully attained millions of dollars in state and federal funds for transportation and infrastructure investment in our city
  • Increased the diversity of our housing stock, supported naturally occurring affordable housing, and added new developments of senior housing in our city
  • Improved community and police relations and created safer neighborhoods
  • Partnered with local businesses to offer paid summer internships and create more employment opportunities for our youth
  • Added sustainable youth programming and expanded access to youth sports
  • Revitalized our parks, increased trails and connections, and leveraged outside funding and grants to invest in our park system

A few things so you can get to know me…

  • Married 25 years with 2 sons and 2 daughters
  • Actively served and volunteered in Brooklyn Park for over 14 years.
  • I’m a published Author of 2 books
  • I love to mentor young girls, have done it for a long time, and continue to because they inspire me
  • I love organic vegetable gardening, camping with my family, and baking with my girls.

Susan’s Work and Community Service

  • Brooklyn Park City Council Member since November 2016.
  • Appointed Mayor Pro Tem in 2019
  • Vice President of the Brooklyn Park Economic Development
  • Board Member to the Brooklyn Bridge Alliance
  • City Council Liaison to the Community Long-range Improvement Commission, Recreation and Parks Advisory Commission, and Brooklyn Youth Council
  • Previously City Council Liaison to the Planning Commission, Human Rights Commission, and Metro Blue Line Extension Advisory Committee
  • Previous member of the Brooklyn Park Audit Committee
  • Director of Project Success
  • Former Chair of Metro Affordable Housing Task Force
  • Former Executive Board Member of nonprofit organizations, AAHWM and Galore PHWA
  • Former Mentor for Girl Scouts River Valley HWC, University of MN’s Viivncaus Student Group
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Things to know...

“Building our future together because everyone maters”

Building a Strong Community and Safe Neighborhoods

I believe we are a stronger community when everyone does well. Families are prosperous, our seniors have what they need to age in place, and we have good jobs paying livable wages. We must continue to investment in affordable housing, quality youth programs and sports, better access to employment, job training, education, and transportation.

Safe neighborhoods are a top priority for me. Building good relationships with our neighbors, having neighborhood crime watch, and collaborating with our police and fire departments will create safer neighborhoods.

Strengthening our Local Economy with Economic Development and Job Growth

I will continue to strengthen our local economy by providing our local businesses support and resources to thrive in our city. I will also continue to fight for high-quality development here that will bring value to our city and bring more jobs paying livable wages. Quality development that will contribute to our tax base so it lessens the tax burden on residents like you and me.

I will work hard to bring more restaurants and retail to our city so we don’t have to go outside of our city to dine and shop.

Fiscal Responsibility and Quality City Services

It is important to me that we are fiscally responsible and conservative with your tax dollars and continue to eliminate wasteful spending and manage your tax dollars wisely. Good stewardship of your tax dollars and city resources are a priority for me so that we do not overburden the residents here. Also ensure that our residents receive high quality, reliable and responsive services from the City.

Community Engagement and Inclusion. Putting our Residents First!

I am committed to community engagement and making sure that our residents are included in the decisions that impact their lives. I will continue to bring the community voices to City Hall and always putting our residents first.

Parks, Trails, and Recreational Amenities

We have 60 parks in our city. A park in every neighborhood. I love our green spaces and parks and will continue to champion investment in our parks, trails, nature areas, and recreational facilities to promote an active and healthy lifestyle for all ages.

Public Safety and Policing

I envision a vibrant Brooklyn Park where all residents feel safe. I look forward to continuing the discussions and work we are currently doing with our residents on police reform and re-imagining what policing and public safety could look like in our city.  Thinking through what works well and what needs to change. Also, working on a sustainable model that will include having mental health workers and social workers accompany police officers on 911 calls that are related to mental health and domestic issues.

COVID-19

It is critically important that during this COVID-19 pandemic we have city leaders who are working in partnership with others to ensure the health and safety of our residents. Since the pandemic we have been working nonstop to ensure that our residents and business are supported and informed. There are social and economic challenges that have and will continue to  emerge in the wake of COVID -19. My commitment is to continue to play an active role in addressing the needs of our community, plan for emergency protocols for public health emergencies, ensure that our residents get timely and accurate information about our local preparedness and response, and provide critical resources to our small business in our city.

Get involved! We have many opportunities available.

  • Come to one of our virtual events
  • Volunteer with our campaign
  • Lit drop with us
  • Host a Sign to show your support.

VOTE

Find your polling location at  pollfinder.sos.state.mn.us for Primary election voting on August 11th and General election voting on November 3rd.

Want to vote early? Voting absentee “early voting”

Donate

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