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Kittitas CITY OF ROSLYN Council 5

Term: 4 yearSalary: $1,000The City Council is the legislative body for the City. The Council adopts local laws (ordinances) to secure the safety and assist the well-being of the city residents, the city's physical environment and amenities, and the city economy. The Council is responsible for approving financial expenditures and adopting the city budget as well as establishing policies and regulations in order to guide the city's future. The elected mayor serves as chief administrative officer for the city.
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Mailing Address PO Box 622
Roslyn, WA 98941
Phone (509) 649-2377 509-304-8159
Email douglaskilgore@outlook.com
Town where you live Roslyn WA
Experience (300 characters max) Since the 1990's, working with others, I helped bring Roslyn our community forest and reforms to our County Comprehensive Plan that protect rural lands and water resources. Since 2014 I have served on Council and applied The leadership, negotiation and mediation skills learned in my 36 year career.
Roslyn is one of Washington’s oldest cities. Much of our infrastructure is original equipment. As a member of Council and Chair of Roslyn’s Public Works Committee, I am committed to moving efforts forward on our infrastructure to-do list. That list includes two large water line replacement projects, two storm sewer projects and the reconstruction of the Roslyn City Hall. We also have a significant backlog of street improvements. All of these will need long term financing and/or outside funding.
Homeless is present and invisible in Roslyn. The most meaningful actions we can take to reduce homelessness are those that 1) produce and protect affordable housing in Roslyn, and 2) promote living wage jobs in our community.
Many of us who live in Roslyn are seniors. Actions to cut Medicaid now being considered in the US Congress threaten all seniors who are not either fabulously wealthy or very well insured. I believe we need to protect those programs. Roslyn’s seniors (and others) need year-round physical accessibility to our downtown retail core and city services, public transportation, and creative in-home support to enable us to age “in place”.
Public safety is a local police responsibility. Immigration enforcement is a Federal responsibility. To do their job, our police need to be able to operate in an environment where all people, irrespective of their immigration status, are unafraid to seek police assistance.
Civic discourse is always challenging. In the past Roslyn worked best when we made good use of our many citizen volunteers. I will foster an environment encouraging all sorts of people to step up and contribute, and to recognize those who are volunteering now.
Of the above issues, I’d say Roslyn’s civic discourse and citizen participation are imperative. Roslyn’s infrastructure needs cannot wait.
While I don’t claim to have all the answers to the important questions facing Roslyn, I’ll work to bring people together to address issues. During my first term I learned that Council members can get things done by coherently framing issues and practical strategies for action and then persuading a majority of Council members and the Mayor to adopt them.

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