Focus on the cities core tasks: following this philosophy we can avoid ever-increasing debt and unending raises in taxation. Furthermore, the task of politicians should not be to dictate how people should lead their lives.
Solutions first: I won't rule out good solutions based on ideology. For instance, the city will need all modes of transport in the future and the city's policies should reflect that.
Promote better use of technology: I'd like to offer my background in engineering to improve the use of technology. It's applications range from smarter trash cans to optimize their pickup-interval, to offerring Hiedanranta as a research platform.