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Snohomish City Of Marysville Council Position #1

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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    Jeffrey D. Vaughan (NP)

  • Robert (Bob) Weiss (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 360-651-0805
Experience (300 characters max) Sixteen years' experience in executive management with prior experience as an occupational safety and health professional. Current City Councilmember, former Council President. Currently serving on the Public Works Committee and Finance Committee.
We have a number of transportation projects in the works, and many others in the planning stages. Securing the necessary funds to initiate and complete transportation projects, continues to be a challenge. Fortunately, recent economic development efforts driven by council, executive leadership and staff has produced increased revenue and opportunities for needed infrastructure improvements. Regional stormwater detention, water, sewer and garbage service are pacing well with growth.
Solving this problem requires a multi-disciplinary approach. Social service organizations, the faith community and local governments all need to work together to turn the tide. Strong enforcement coupled with adequate resources to help combat addiction and heal broken families are necessary elements of this effort.
Our senior citizens deserve respect as valued and cherished members of the community. They have much to offer in terms of their input and service to the local community. Many have made lasting and important lifelong contributions in business, military service, schools, homes, churches and charities. Policies, especially those having to do with taxation should not adversely affect our seniors, many of whom are on fixed incomes.
Immigrants bring much to the fabric of our society. My great grandfather was an immigrant. I am grateful for his hard work and sacrifice to make a home here in America. We need to continue to provide a reasonable path for immigrants to legally enter our country where they can contribute to and benefit from the benefits of our great republic.
We must continue to ensure that adequate police protection is provided for our citizens. We recognize the need for more patrol officers and public safety support staff to continue driving down crime and increasing the quality and livability of our city. I have been persistent in my efforts to bring this about. We must continue to address the problem of traffic congestion. While we have made great strides in recent years, there is much work to be done. We are working to get new off ramps and interchanges on I-5 as well as widening major thoroughfares and providing new walking and biking lanes and trails.
Public Safety is of paramount importance.
I have an excellent working relationship with the mayor. We don't always see eye-to-eye, but we have mutual respect for one another. There are a great many things that we have worked together to accomplish, and I would expect that to continue in my next term.
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