Saturday, October 25th, 2014

Promises about Water on Krise-O-Meter

Appoint community leaders for new pier

"Before taking office and with the cooperation of the outgoing mayor and city council, I will appoint community leaders who are well prepared to lead a thorough but expedited process."

Have pier task force recommendations by April 2014

"I will ask them (an appointed committee) to submit their recommendations no later than April 2, 2014, with the goal of having a final design in place within the first nine months of my administration."

Have final design for new pier by September 2014

"I will ask them (an appointed committee) to submit their recommendations no later than April 2, 2014, with the goal of having a final design in place within the first nine months of my administration."

Have new pier built by end of 2015

Q: Do you support or oppose the ballot question that would cancel the contract for the new Pier, and why? If voters approve the ballot question and the contract is canceled, what should the city do next? A: "My goal would be for the designs to be reviewed, narrowed down, and sent to council by September of 2014. In short, I will: Get to work on November 6th on appointing a new task force (with cooperation from the current administration). Instruct the task force to complete their work within the first three months of my administration. Ensure that we have a final design in place within the first nine months of my administration, and work with the architect to have the new pier built by the end of 2015."

Reduce or eliminate pier subsidy

Q: How would you make city government more efficient? Name specific areas where you would propose reducing spending and areas where you’d protect or enhance spending. A: "I am also hopeful that if we handle the pier issue well, we reduce or eliminate the $1 million yearly subsidy."