Because I will make changes to benefit the people. So they can have a better quality of life. I understand that it take several key things to make this so. It’s goes something like this you have to have big business with higher paying jobs; to .support the smaller busineses. Then you need to have tourism and attractions; for the taxes; which will keep taxes low for the people and businesses of Gainesville. Then you need places for the kids to go; keeping them out of trouble. A more rounded city has less crime. These are a few of the things that can make Gainesville a great place to live. This isn’t going to be easy; because you have to bring in the right things. I know what it takes to make a great city. My godfather J. P. Wilmot was an visonary. He contributed to many cities, to help them grow. He founded Shands and built other great projects here in Gainesville. I learned from the best. I often traveled with him; when I was a young boy. I am a visionary to; this is where I say I have 114 ideas to accomplish my goals for the people. I am not for making more regulations and ordinates to make businesses pay out more or the people. If you vote for anyone else; you will get more of the same thing. Do you want that? Continuation of what they are doing now. Make your city a great place to live. Vote for Donald Shepherd Sr..