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City of Kent Council Position No. 2

Term: 4 yearThe 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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    Paul Addis (NP) Sr. Finance Analyst

  • Satwinder Kaur (NP)

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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 (253) 709-8173
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Town where you live Kent, WA
Experience (300 characters max) Paul works at Alaska Air, and is active in charities like YearUp, Bread of Life Mission, Meals on Wheels, Kent Adopt-A-Street, Kent Community Meals and runs a non-profit in East Africa. He is a US Army veteran, and was a 1st LD PCO & VP of Belltown Community Council. He holds a BBA in Mgmt from GSU.
Roads are in disrepair, traffic congestion due to growth and trains, technology needs upgrading and we need a good plan for upcoming development.
Make sure services are available, serve those in our community without creating incentives that attract more than we can accommodate. We can also make sure to zone for housing affordability including tiny homes and accessory dwelling units.
The same as with everyone else, listen to their concerns and respond in an effective and efficient way to make sure we take care of the most vulnerable in our community. Services need to be available for them in a manner that makes it accessible and effective. My wife works with the elderly in her job as a Home Health RN, so I am familiar with their needs and challenges.
I think we should be a community that respects the law, and the dignity of the individual. Services should be available to those in the immigrant/refugee community, and there should be no fear in them asking for help. The city has no immigration enforcement capability, so we will take care of the residents in our community and let the INS take care of their duties.
The upcoming 'fiscal cliff' is the major issue facing every department and service in Kent over the next few years. I have proven solutions to handle that. This issue is a great opportunity to shake people out of the 'business as usual' mode and implement sustainable solutions. Kent should budget to projected revenue, not proposed expenses. My proposals, including a Public Bank and the Shared Service Delivery model, will save the city close to tens of millions per year. More than enough to handle the fiscal cliff and create a stable financial future.
The fiscal cliff is the most urgent issue we face in Kent. Every service, including pubic safety, parks, roads, infrastructure and more will be affected negatively if we don't make some serious changes to how we do business in Kent.
I will seek out the best solutions from around the nation to help address the issues facing Kent. I will make sure the mayor knows all solutions available and communicate regularly to find the best ideas as we develop a plan that ensures a sustainable financial future for Kent.
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