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City of North Platte, City Council, Ward 2

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    James C Agler

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Occupation Retired from the North Platte Police Department after over 42 years of service.
Education B.S. in Law Enforcement Administration from Western Illinois University. Graduate of Police Staff and Command from Northwestern University.
Current Public Office, dates held None
Past Public Office, dates held None
Military experience Honorably Discharged from the United States Marine Corps. Served from 1972-1976
Volunteer experience Past President of Noon Rotary Club
Address 3311 Reagan Ct. North Platte, Nebraska 69101
Marital Status Married for 39 years
Continue to help attract large employers and expand the tax base. Continue to help attract shopping and dining venues to the community. Continue to help develop the I-80 corridor. Work on improvement of the infrastructure, roads and utilities.
Continue to build cash reserves in the utility department and the city general fund.
Improve and upgrade city infrastructure (roads and utilities). Wise use of Taxpayers dollars. Work on streamlining some city services looking for efficiencies.
Paying for street and other infrastructure improvements. In the past a ballot proposal was advanced to use a one-half city sales tax to pay exclusively for those improvements. If failed I think because the city leaders failed to explain the tax and how it would be used. If elected this proposal could be brought up again. I think it would be the fairest way to pay for these improvements, because out of town people would help pay for it when they visit the community. Visitors use city services while here, streets, water, sewer and public safety services on occasion. It would take the burden off local taxpayers and "spread" the revenue stream to out of town visitors.