I love Old Town, but it is not the only economic center in Pittsburg. Making sure that attention is given to all commercial centers in Pittsburg has been a passion of mine. I have helped businesses advocate for their needs at city hall. It is time to address the needs of our commercial centers, including the south end of Railroad so the businesses can flourish. Giving city staff the resources they need to streamline the business permit process, as well as the building permit process, will be my first priority. Part of helping businesses is also holding businesses and property owners accountable for the appearance of their property. Local businesses play a major role in the Resident Experience. Residents of Pittsburg deserve the same experience from businesses as their locations in other communities receive.