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Snohomish City Of Monroe Council Position #1

The 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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  • R. Todd Fredrickson (NP) Disciplinary Hearings Officer, WaDOC

  • Kevin Hanford (NP)

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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)?

Phone (425) 345-2485
Town where you live Monroe, Washington
Experience (300 characters max) Army Veteran; 82nd Airborne 28 Year Corrections Veteran, WaDOC Founding Member Monroe Ethics Board Successfully ran Initiative to deny public officials opportunity to mix personal business with city business.
Rapid growth and its impact on traffic. Poor planning by the state and county regarding Hwy 2, which impedes progressive traffic mobility.
Treatment, not incarceration. Low income housing and employment opportunity.
Continue to fund the senior centers programs. Listen to their concerns regarding decline of their neighborhoods. Minimize the effects of increased utility fees.
The current program for someone to become a legal system is archaic and expensive. Deal with illegal activity swiftly and assist those requesting assistance with the immigration process with compassion and professionalism.
Health and safety of our parks. Eliminate the Quid Pro Quo practices; Common Sense and Good Judgment over partisanship. Affordable housing that includes houses, not just multi-family units. Improve communication and respect between the council and citizens. A respectful approach dealing with homelessness and panhandling.
They all deserve serious attention.
Open, honest communication.
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