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Spokane City Of Deer Park 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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    Robert D. Whisman (NP) Mayor of Deer Park, WA

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Of the three, which one is the most critical?

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Phone 509-276-8802
Email dpmayor@gmail.com
Town where you live Deer Park, WA
Experience (300 characters max) -2 years on Deer Park Planning Commission -16 years on Deer Park City Council -Several years as EMT/Fireman for Deer Park -33 years employee of Deer Park School District, now retired -11 years serving as Mayor of Deer Park
I have been the Mayor in Deer Park for over 11 years and would love to continue the work that I have started here in our beautiful town. Deer Park is a fabulous community in which to live, work and raise a family and we are making so many advancements to our community. I want to keep the momentum going to lead Deer Park into another four years of growth and endless possibilities.
The first would be that, like everywhere else, our city has been experiencing an uptick in the number of property crimes committed.

The second would be that because of the significant amount of growth our town has experienced, we are in need of several additional businesses such as another grocery store and possibly a motel to meet the growing demands of our city.

The third is that we are in need of a viable and well-managed youth center and safe activities for the youth of our town.
I would have to say that the most critical at this point in time is our need to acquire more police protection and coverage to adequately quell the amount of property crime that has been occurring recently. It is important to me that our citizens feel safe and that their property is being protected and not lost to the increase in crime due to the high drug epidemic that is plaguing our society.
As a citizen that has two elderly parents himself, I am privy to many of the issues plaguing our senior citizens. One of the things I have been most concerned and invested in is the possibility of opening a nursing home or retirement home to provide a comfortable and healthy environment for our senior citizens that wish to have extra care provided. I am also looking into getting more accessible bus services to and from Spokane to help provide a more convenient way for our senior citizens to have access to medical appointments and shopping.
I am thankful that anyone from any country or background can come to America and make an honest and productive life as an American citizen. We are a country of laws and it is these laws that keep our country safe. So with that said, if someone comes to our country illegally, they should not be able to go to the head of the line by bypassing other immigrants that are going through the proper channels of becoming citizens in the correct and legal manner.
One of our current focuses is on maintaining and providing a safe and healthy water supply for community. We are committed to upgrading and maintaining the quality of our streets to provide safety for our drivers, bicyclists and pedestrians.
One of the things I have been focusing on is working with our local churches and non-profit organizations to open up a viable and well-managed youth center to provide a safe and comfortable place for our at-risk youth to go. I would also like to find a way to provide some sort of transportation for anyone that needs it to any of the homeless shelters in Spokane for free.

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