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City of Duvall Mayor

The mayor shall be the chief executive and administrative officer of the city, in charge of all departments and employees, with authority to designate assistants and department heads. He or she shall see that all laws and ordinances are faithfully enforced and that law and order is maintained in the city, and shall have general supervision of the administration of city government and all city interests. The mayor essentially serves as both the leader in name of the city, and the day-to-day active city manager.
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Phone (425) 753-1294
Email jasonforduvall@gmail.com
Town where you live Duvall, WA
Experience (300 characters max) • Duvall City Council, 2012 to Present (Mayor Pro-Tem 2013 and 2014) • Snoqualmie Valley Governments Association, President 2016-2017 • Snoqualmie Watershed Forum, Chair 2013-2016 • Board Member, Snoqualmie Valley Community Network, 2014-2017 • PSRC Growth Management Policy Board, 2013-2014
I have served on the Duvall City Council for nearly 6 years, I have a master of public administration from the UW, and love the study and discernment of public issues and making the best possible choices for the public value. I am running to protect and improve the character of our community and to insure our community members have a real and meaningful influence in our local government to guide their future.
Single-family housing growth, livability issues related to rapid growth, and the direct and indirect economic consequences of growth.
Growth: Duvall is a freestanding rural city that is increasingly at the mercy of the growing Seattle region. Issues of increased traffic, housing affordability, affordability of public services (police and city personnel), affordability of infrastructure (pavement, parks, pipes, and public buildings) and the overall quality and livability of our community are being challenged.
I strongly support our Snoqualmie Valley Senior Center that provides necessary meals and essential services to our local seniors. I have also been a strong proponent of a non-profit organization that is seeking to implement a senior housing facility to serve our local seniors.
With compassion. We need understand the ineffectiveness and failure of our federal immigration system and the benefits that all community members can bring to our cities and to our economy.
Like many cities, Duvall has aging streets/sidewalks and pipes and parks. Duvall has also allowed new residential development to implement infrastructure (streets, parks, stormwater systems, street lights, etc.) that costs more to maintain and to manage for lifecycle that what new taxpayers associated with new single-family homes will be paying for. This model of development is unsustainable. We must require that new housing developments are evaluated on the basis of costs and benefits.
By implementing affordable housing and keeping utility rates in-check by not overburdening the existing infrastructure deficiencies we have with significant single-family housing growth that can increase utility rates as it has in other nearby growing cities. We can do better in incentivize multifamily housing where it can be done appropriately and accessory dwelling units to increase the affordability of housing options.

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