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Derby City Council Member Ward 4

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    John McIntosh
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  • Chris Unkel
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Biographical Information

What do you believe are the three critical projects or initiatives that will move your city/district forward?

How do you plan on continuing movement made in ensuring diversity, equity, and inclusion in City operations and projects?

What is your position on privatization of government services?

How can transparency of city issues be guaranteed to the public?

What roll should the city have in public health, affordable housing, homelessness, food insecurity in our communities?

What makes you the best candidate for this position?

Personal Biography Born in Kansas, lived my younger years in Philadelphia only to move my family to Derby in 1998. I recently retired after 30 years in retail and look forward to spending more time with the family.
Campaign Phone (316) 519-4644
Education Some college.
Community/Public Service Derby Public Library Board of Directors 6yr Derby City Council Ward 4 6yrs
1) Developing Options for Improved Public Transit 2) Expanding Affordable and Senior Housing 3) Bring new manufacturing to Derby
Open dialogue is the first step to achieving this. We need to continue to reach out to the community in search of individuals to serve on our boards who come from diverse backgrounds. Input from the community is a must, we need to hear what the issues are in order to fix them.
I am always open to looking at any change we can make that would be better for the city and the residents. A prime example is we outsourced trash removal through a contract with a large waste company, thus giving our residents cheaper rates and also options on wgat size can they need.
Making it a priority. The governing body needs to make sure they understand what the rules are and abide to them. All our meetings are covered by the local newspaper as well as broadcast live.
We should always understand what the current and future needs are going to be in the community. Partnering with non governmental groups I feel would work out the best. The cities can't do it alone, and neither can the organizations.
I have proven, over the last 6 yrs, that I have the best interest of Derby in mind. Having lived in a large metro area I have seen that there are ways to do things that are not always associated with a smaller city. People move to Derby because we have given them the quality of life they are looking for. It could be the schools, shopping, or our parks they know we have done what it takes for the city to be a home for many.
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