City council candidate commentary
October 9, 2014
I'm running for your City Council. Four years ago, the citizens of this great community elected me to the City Council to roll up my sleeves and get back to work doing what I do best, providing leadership, building consensus with other members if the council and the community and getting the job done. Over the past four years, we have made great improvements to our infrastructure, planned for our future, completed one of many phases to the Chateau project and balanced out budget for two consecutive years. During my term on City Council, we have seen the birth of Lakeview Commons and the "Live at Lakeview" summer concert series, which numerous locals and visitors alike enjoy on a weekly basis all summer long. The restoration of the Harrison Avenue, Highway 50, Bonanza Park, are vital to the beatification of our city. I look forward to seeing the foundation laid for the recreation master plan and the 56 acre project, which will both be a much needed addition to our City.
I will continue to work with the City Council and local business to build and foster an economic environment that is not only appealing to new business prospects, but also vital for our community. I want to foster a business environment that allows individuals with specific skill sets to be able to move their families to this community and not only be able to survive but to strive. Lake Tahoe offers a very challenging yet unique opportunity too so many different individuals. I want to do all I can to make sure these individuals have the opportunity and assistance to make their dreams and their vision a reality.
Other candidates in this race are running because they believe they bring new ideas and a fresh perspective to the table, all of which are great attributes. With me, you have a candidate who not only has the passion, but the leadership skills and vast experience which has helped me and the council become successful. If elected to another term, I promise to continue working as hard as I have these past four years. Some have told me, I'm a so called "Good Ole Boy" or that my time has passed. If a "Good Ole Boy" is a person who cares about his community and donates his time and energy to better the lives of those less fortunate in the community who need assistance, then I'm guilty as charged. In an election as important as this one, experience and leadership matter, and we need both now maore then ever. I will continue to listen to the concerns and needs of the citizens and use common sense and sound judgment in all of my decisions. The only endorsement that means anything to me is from you the voters on Election Day. I can't do this alone and I ask for your confidence and your vote, so together we can continue to move Tahoe forward.
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