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Benton City Of Richland Council Pos. 1

Salary: $16,476 Term: 4 yearThe city council sets the general policies of the city, which are implemented by the city manager and staff. One of council's main duties is the adoption of policies and the enactment of the city's annual budget. City council sets fiscal policies and approves all spending , whether for operations or capital items or public facility maintenance and improvements. The council also sets salaries for city employees.
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What are the issues surrounding your city/town's infrastucture?

How do you think your city/town could best respond to homelessness?

What is your commitment to senior citizens?

How do you think your city/town should approach legal and illegal immigration issues?

What are other major issues facing your city or town?

Of those listed above, which one is the most urgent?

What methods will you use to work with the mayor (if you have an elected mayor) or the city manager or administrator(if you have an chief administrator hired by the council)?

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Phone (206) 304-9691
Email rhodaforcitycouncil@gmail.com
YouTube Video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=68IQ5t5bKvM
Town where you live Richland
Experience (300 characters max) Tax prep experience with H&R Block and Jackson Hewett, Wine specialist for Safeway in Puget Sound area 6 years, 15 years total with Safeway, Bookkeeper, PIC & Assistant Manager Trainee, Small business owner in the Richland Parkway 3 yrs. Member of Richland's (Downtown) Business Improvement District,
One of the biggest problems that I see are empty buildings and scattered empty parcels. At the same time there are proposals for new development in fragile areas and with the need for new roads and services

I think our city could best respond to our homelessness is by developing a center to rehabilitate people who lack a permanent home back into the mainstream.
Many of our Seniors live in the older neighborhoods where the sidewalks start and stop and sometimes the only place to walk is the street. I think the city should put time and effort into working with the neighborhoods on this issue. I fully support our public bus system and dial-a-ride. I will work to see that access to these is safer, with better crosswalks and safer pedestrian access. I will support the senior discounts for city services, the community center and meals on wheels services. I think these are vital to our community

The enforcement of immigration issues is the responsibility of the federal government. The city's job is to enforce its own laws.

I have been in customer service my whole life. The residents of Richland own the business of government and they expect the council they elect to assure that they receive good service. Many feel that their opinions and ideas are not being heard. I will strive to listen and communicate with our citizens. Council should be most interested in listening and interacting with the citizens. Other major issues facing our city is traffic planning, traffic congestion, community safety, managing natural resources and good communication with clarity.
I would put good communication at the top of the list.

The method I will use is to aide in resolving issues through finding common ground.

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