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Salary; $23,364Term: 4 yearsThe 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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    Scott Campbell (NP) Governmental and Community Affairs Director for Waste Connections

  • Maureen McGoldrick (NP)

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Biographical Information

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)?

Phone (360) 608-3900
Town where you live Vancouver, WA
Experience (300 characters max) In addition to his extensive professional experience, Scott is a recognized community leader who supports organizations that improve overall quality of life, specifically in areas of youth, education, elderly, veterans, and the environment.
The city is already working on a six year transportation improvement project. This is a huge plan for improving our roads. We need strong and safe roads for us and for our first responders. We need the state and feds to come up with a plan to address the bridge issues. Not having a new bridge impacts the city because when the bridge is backed up, cars block up the downtown streets, people can't get to work and to school, and businesses can't serve their customers. In the meantime, we MUST be working on improving key corridors for car travel, improving bike and pedestrian access, and following through on mass transit plans, including expending the bus rapid transit success we have seen with The Vine.
Vancouver's Prop 1 was a good start for addressing the need for affordable housing, and helping those who are in crisis or on the verge of crisis. I supported it, and look forward to monitoring how it is applied and and tracking its course. Of course, that is only one part of the equation. We need additional beds and shelter for those currently living on the street, and that is not a "just-Vancouver" or a "just-Clark County" problem. One of the key things the city council can do is get everyone out of their silos and working together, leading the way on cross-jurisdictional cooperation. Non-profits, businesses, and elected leaders. As we work to create additional affordable housing, we also need to continue to build our infrastructure and base for good, well-paying jobs, so that the people who work here can have good jobs that allow them to stay here.
Everyone knows a senior citizen or will be one, God willing. You can tell a lot about a community by looking at how it treats the most vulnerable. I'm proud to have worked with many agencies and nonprofits over the years to help support our senior citizens, and make like better for them and thus for all of us. If our community is open, accessible, and friendly for our elders, then it is open, accessible, and friendly for all of us. I am committed to continuing the work of making our city livable for people across the age spectrum.
To be blunt, immigration is not a city issue. Our police and first responders are busy enough doing their jobs in their own jurisdictions, and we barely have the resources enough for them to do THAT. Our Clark County Sheriff and Vancouver Chief of Police have stated that they agree with this. Immigration is an important issue, but it is not the city's responsibility to do the federal government's job.
-Maintaining and increasing livability, for all of our residents. -Adequate funding for police, fire, and first responders. -Parking congestion
-If the proposed oil terminal is approved, then we will need to immediately secure additional funding for safety and training for our first responders. We are already stretched too thin--but the safety concerns if the terminal comes through are so great that we will need even more assistance than we do at present.
I have many years of experience working with businesses and nonprofits that are led by governing boards that have an elected leader and professional staff manager. After 30+ years in this community, I am happy to say I have a positive working relationship with current city council members, city staff, and the elected leaders of other jurisdictions. I believe in working collaboratively and communicating consistently. The Vancouver City Council must work as a collaborative body, sharing ideas and working through problems to address the current and future needs of the citizens we represent. And we are fortunate to have a highly skilled city manager. I look forward to an ongoing dialogue, trusting the combination of his professional experience and the council’s "ears to the ground," representing the interests of the people who elected them.
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