Whitman City Of Palouse Council (4)
The City Council is the legislative body for the City. The Council adopts local laws (ordinances) to secure the safety and assist the well-being of the city residents, the city's physical environment and amenities, and the city economy. The Council is responsible for approving financial expenditures and adopting the city budget as well as establishing policies and regulations in order to guide the city's future. The elected mayor serves as chief administrative officer for the city.
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John S Snyder (NP)
WSU Community Outreach
What are the issues surrounding your city/town's infrastucture?
How do you think your city/town could best respond to homelessness?
What is your commitment to senior citizens?
How do you think your city/town should approach legal and illegal immigration issues?
What are other major issues facing your city or town?
Of those listed above, which one is the most urgent?
What methods will you use to work with the mayor (if you have an elected mayor) or the city manager or administrator(if you have an chief administrator hired by the council)?
Town where you live
Experience (300 characters max)
Attorney, professor, educator
The most pressing need is to ensure wastewater compliance with State and Federal regulations, and to have a system that is consistent with growth.
Provide direct assistance and/or referrals for shelter and necessities as needed.
An important measure of the quality of a community is how that community cares for its seniors and children. This should be a priority for every town.
We should approach these populations with compassion. In order to grow and prosper, small towns cannot turn our backs to those who want to live here. At the same time we should work to find legitimate solutions to the problems presented - walls don't work.
I am optimistic about growth in Whitman County. Projections for tremendous growth in the Puget Sound and the Spokane-Couer d'Alene corridor present exciting opportunities here. We need to ensure our infrastructure has the capacity to meet the anticipated growth. The challenge is to prepare now, so that we are ready to embrace the growth rather than react to it.
Waste water planning in Palouse is the immediate need. In addition collaboration with other communities and agencies, locally and regionally, will optimize our ability to handle the issues coming our way.
I expect I will listen, both to city administration and our residents. We have a recent history of progressive vision and work, as a community - I look forward to being part of that effort.
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