Common name for the common good!
Re-Elect Mayor Jeff Johnson
Residents of Isanti,
On my fourth year as Mayor with hopes to be re-elected, I can’t help but feel grateful and excited for what we have accomplished and what is yet to come. With unanimous votes, the Council reduced the City tax rate even further from the prior year reducing it from 60.4% to 58.48% for 2022. This has been a continued trend since I have become mayor and a goal the Council keeps in mind with every decision.
With Spring comes excitement for new and fresh growth within the City. Business development continues its strong growth trend with new and current City business owners building new buildings or planning for expansion, and many newly platted areas for residential development. We added many new businesses, a new 12,000 sq ft municipal liquor store and 78 new residential home permits were issued to our City in 2021 alone. It is great news to hear that our City was listed as number 4 for 2021 on the Twin Cities Hot Housing list according to the Star Tribune which is up from number 6 in 2020. Residential housing median sale price is $285,000 and market time is about 52 days.
The City Council and myself has had many great discussions over the recent months and had a great goal setting meeting to share lots of great ideas to better our community more than it already is.
Some of those items and discussions are as follows:
Continue to reduce the tax rate
Expanding industrial areas and recruit more businesses
County collaborations for intersection safety on County Roads within the City
Future Bluebird Park expansion and amenities for the community to enjoy
A redevelopment district to help fund business project initiatives
I can’t wait for Spring to arrive in our beautiful City. We have a lot of amenities to offer our great community as always. The Community Garden will be open May 4th and we are accepting reservations now. The Farmers Market will kick off June 1 at their new location 10 6th Ave SE (new liquor store). We also have great bands (Jonah and the Whales, Sweet Siren, Stone Daisy Band, and Skitzofonik) planned for the year. This year we will have three street dances downtown and one at the new Bluebird Amphitheater.
Projects to look forward to this Spring is the addition of an archery range to Bluebird Park and street improvement project that includes South Brookview Lane SW, Marion St SW, Nina St SW, and Page St SW.
If there are any questions, comments, suggestions, or concerns, please feel free to reach out to me ANYTIME at firstname.lastname@example.org or call me via cell 612-236-7513.
I hope everyone has a great Spring and I hope to see you out and about!
Issues that Matter
Committed to keeping taxes low
Renewed focus on quality of education
Continue to attract new jobs to the area
Improve our roads and infrastructure
Full and absolute transparency
Work to create safer communities
A fresh outlook on limited government
If you have questions, comments, concerns, want to offer support, or want a yard sign, please contact me.
I am always looking for volunteers to help distribute signs, drop literature, or help with running the campaign.