Council Seat #6
- WHY ARE YOU INTERESTED IN RUNNING FOR OFFICE FOR THE CITY OF POCATELLO?
I became interested after reading an article in the newspaper. It seemed to me not everyone has the clear goal keeping business here and bringing in new ones. We don’t use all of our resources to put our best foot forward. I would like us to look at Pocatello issues through economic eyes rather than accounting eyes. The difference is that from an economic view point we see further into the future. We need people who are willing to bring growth to Pocatell0. By using a well-managed plan that benefits all of the City. I can help bring out “carrots” to bring more interest in Pocatello, by showing the best and brightest people.
- IN YOUR OPINION, WHAT IS THE MAJOR ISSUE FACING POCATELLO?
In my opinion, the most important issue facing Pocatello is that of population growth and economic growth. The issue is how do we bring in growth and how to manage it when it to bring the best results. We must bring forward looking industries with a view of the future and high paying jobs. This, then adds another engine to run our economy. We must use our resources such as land and existing business to the max. The resources we have given us unlimited growth for the future. We must make the most of Pocatello. It seems that we haven’t always used all of our resources to bring in the businesses that we want. And that the city has not always been there to help its people and businesses.
(a) HOW WOULD YOU ADDRESS THE ISSUE YOU JUST DESCRIBED?
First I would ask for more input put from our businessmen and women to help fully examine the issues. Pocatello is known as the hardest p-lace in the world to do business, there for we must have the best business people in the world. We need to involve Idaho State University to the max. We need to get the people to see the half filled glass as half full not half empty.
- IF ELECTED, WHAT WILL YOUR FIRST PRIORITY BE?
I would first to seek that of knowledge of the issue so we could move in a way that the growth would feed on its self. Pocatello has been called the gate city. We need people who believe that is true. We can make Pocatello the best place to do business and the best place to live.