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What kind of leadership can you bring to the City and the City Council?
What do you see as the city's major needs and goals?
How would you address the needs of the homeless in our community?
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I am proud, honored and humbled to have been elected four times and serving as your Mayor for the past 8 years. I am running for re-election for a fourth term. Over the past eight years we have made significant improvements in the City while I have been in office. I am pleased that we have accomplished many of the goals, with a few still in the works. I am most proud of helping to foster public trust for our City Government. We have made huge strides on being more informative and transparent.
I am a strong leader and have been out front keeping our citizens informed of the Covid 19 issues and the wildfires that are affecting us all with live feed updates on Facebook. I have brought stability and strong leadership to Lebanon from economic Development to livability issues such as creating Strawberry plaza and our community garden. I also was responsible for all city council meetings to be video recorded and posted on Youtube, and now live streaming.
The city needs strong consistent leadership as we move forward. The big issue obviously is navigating through the Covid-19 crisis. Businesses are hurting and we need to ensure a strong economy and rebuild our small businesses and encourage entrepreneurs. The big project that is in process is the West Side Interceptor which is critical for our west side development.
We have been working on this for several years, including having an expert on homelessness come into our community and do an evaluation and community forum. Our police department has worked closely with the Lebanon Soup Kitchen and other local agencies to assist those facing homelessness. We hired a community services officer just to work the parks and our homeless population. There have been many success stories approaching it this way.
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