Roberts stressed the need to encourage businesses of all size to come to Knoxville, while continuing to support businesses already here. He especially wants to encourage his fellow residents to patronize downtown businesses affected by the streetscape project.
"We live in a community we should be proud of," Roberts said. He wants to help the city move forward and has several ideas to make that happen.
"I don't want to be one of those people who sit on the sidelines," Roberts said. "I look forward to serving the community."