Saturday, October 25, 2014

Platform Positions: 6 & 7

6) Development of the city owned Esplanade lands is a key component in the revitalization of our downtown. I support the construction of a riverfront mixed use condominium project with some retail and service business space incorporated into the design. If built in a phased approach, and priced correctly- these units should not be difficult to market. The Columbia River is our city's greatest natural asset and we need to make the most of it. More to follow on this project soon.

7) The current City of Trail "Booth" that you see set at markets and other events is council's first foray into improving citizen engagement with in person contact. I believe there are more ways that council can stay engaged with the community on an ongoing basis. Town hall meetings are a more traditional method of engaging the public and social media is a more modern, but less personal method. I am of the opinion that focus groups with very specific objectives can also be an excellent way of gathering community feedback on important issues.

Authorized by Mike Konkin, CPA,CGA, Financial Agent 250.368.1278

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