Kyle's respones to Royal Oak High School students who interviewed him as part of their civics class. (click to read)

Watch Kyle discuss why he's running and several priority issues in this candidate interview with the Oakland County Times

Kyle discusses road diets on Detroit Today with Stephen Henderson

"I’ve always been driven to make the world better than I found it. That’s why I’ve pursued a career in policy and advocacy work in the nonprofit, public, and human service sectors, and that’s why I want to continue volunteering my time and skills to the betterment of our city.

As a parent and homeowner my goal is to keep Royal Oak a safe, strong community that’s a great place to live at all stages of life. I want to attract young homebuyers and new families while supporting the amenities that make Royal Oak a wonderful place for empty nesters and seniors to call home."​​

Kyle speaks on Detroit Today with Stephen Henderson about road diets and bike lanes.  (click photo or here to listen)

Strong Neighborhoods:
Our neighborhoods are the soul of our city. Royal Oak is an awesome place to live,

work and raise a family and together we can keep things going in the right direction:

  • Preserve and maintain our trees, parks and green spaces
  • Enforce higher standards for developers and landlords
  • Support the establishment and growth of neighborhood associations

Quality City Services:
We have excellent public safety and core city services, but we should always be

striving to do better. We've come a long way since services were gutted by previous 

commissions, but we have to remain vigilant about maintaining a balanced budget

that reflects our priorities:

  • Maintain strong support for police, fire and EMS services
  • Increase investment in and expedite renewal of our parks
  • Expand recreational opportunities for youth and seniors

Thriving Local Economy:
With sound decision making we rebounded from the great recession to become one of the safest, most thriving cities in the state. We’re attracting new home buyers while investing in the things that make our city special for new and long-time residents. With thoughtful decision making on the commission, we will continue to attract new jobs and investment while protecting property values and a high quality of life:

  • Enact community benefits requirements for new development proposals
  • Support a Buy Local campaign to support local independent businesses
  • Strengthen local economy by moving city’s deposits to local banks and credit unions
  • Increase and diversify retail in our downtown and other commerce corridors like 11 Mile Road​

Aging-in-place strategies:
Like other communities, we have a growing senior population. Providing the services, amenities and housing options aging residents need requires focus and planning. That’s why I led the creation of the senior citizen task force. We need to research and implement strategies specifically designed to:

  • Identify any gaps in services and meet growing needs
  • Encourage development of senior-friendly housing
  • Ensure that community engagement and communication tools are accessible and effective for everyone

A Healthy, Clean and Sustainable City:

Let's preserve our trees and green space, reduce runoff, and promote renewable energy to enhance quality of life, safeguard our air and water, and protect our homes all while reducing costs.

  • Reduce risk of flooding and protect water resources by limiting runoff through the use of more green infrastructure 
  • Continue progress on the non-motorized transit plan and support efforts to expand public transit options
  • Encourage developers to construct highly energy efficient certified buildings
  • Protect our neighborhood trees from reckless removal by utility companies
  • Establish and enact city-wide sustainability plan to be incorporated into the master plan