As someone who has helped run a business, Ken understands the impact that leveraging buying power can have on cutting input costs and raising revenue. Whether it is through a commitment to make all city-owned vehicles energy efficient or purchase healthier food for students, the city can move the marketplace in a way that complements our broader values and objectives. Additionally, Ken believes that to boost innovation we must streamline the convoluted procurement process, which will lower barriers to entry for entrepreneurs. In turn the city can use the influx of new technologies and products to improve government service and efficiency. Lastly, Ken will bring our local small businesses together on a regular basis to discuss ways to utilize potential collective buying power and improve business conditions.