The role of city government is to provide residents the best possible environment for creation of individual, social and economic prosperity. To accomplish this the City must:
• Revise its tax structure to retain existing businesses and attract new commercial
A quick survey of its many vacant and dilapidated leaseholds, shows the City to be an
inefficient, ineffective land-lord.
• City controlled lands not otherwise used for delivery of services (i.e. Facilities and
Transportation), should be measured against the 2016 Comprehensive Plan and
commercially sold, especially if no clearly specified development plan for the property
While some City leaseholders who have done business from the same location for many years are not allowed to purchase the land under their building; other newer leaseholders have been allowed to purchase city property, sometimes adjacent to those businesses who have been denied the same opportunity.
• Opportunity for prosperity should be available to all Kenai residents and business
owners. Cronyism and side-dealing must end.
Just as a rising-tide raises all boats, so does an improved business environment raise the individual, social and economic opportunities for all.
When elected to the Kenai City Council I will fight for a more creative, transparent, friendlier City Hall.
From Candidate Statement filed with Kenai City clerk’s office