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Gearhart City Council Position 2

Four forms of city government determine the administrative role of any city council. Most Oregon cities with populations over 2,500 have the council/manager or council/administrator form, in which the council hires a chief executive officer to be responsible for the daily supervision of city affairs. Portland has a commission form of government, where the elected commissioners function collectively as the city council and serve as administrators of city departments. Smaller Oregon cities typically have the mayor/council form, in which the legislative and policy-making body is a popularly elected council.An elective city officer shall be a qualified elector under the state constitution and shall have resided in the city during the 12 months immediately before being elected or appointed to the office. In this subsection "city" means area inside the city limits at the time of the election or appointment. In addition, a councilor shall have resided in the ward the councilor represents during the 12 months immediately before being elected or appointed to the office.Please see City Charter.

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  • Reita Fackerell

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    Bob Shortman

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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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Town Where You Live Gearhart, OR
Your Experience/Qualificatons Chairman Neacoxie Watershed Comm. Chairman Budget Committee
County Clatsop
I feel the time has come for a new voice on the Gearhart City Council. I would like to improve transparency in decision making. Examples of this would be enabling public comments on the City’s web page and holding constructive town halls where voters could have open dialogue with the City.
We can explore other possible sites for the fire station. We should not be limited to three sites. I would avoid possible litigation arising from locating the new fire station at High Point, where the residents do not support it. Evoking eminent domain is also not consistent with Gearhart values. With the school site up for sale, we are looking at losing valuable green and community space. I am committed to keeping the City’s crown jewel, Lesley Miller Park.
I would encourage businesses to pay more than minimum wage. I would research low-income housing.