Fall is in the Air

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I was reminded that Fall is almost here as I took down the canopy and folded the table from the final Master Gardener Association booth at the Manzanita Farmers Market on Friday. As I’ve done for many years now, I thought back on the summer’s garden question highlights. While It was a lot of work, I’m going to miss hosting the booth at the Market, and having the opportunity to connect with Manzanita citizens, other locals and visitors alike.

The conversations I’ve had with a variety of people — voters, county residents and regular visitors — have clearly outlined to me what is on people’s minds and what thoughts they have about possible solutions.

I, too, have been thinking and formulating possible solutions that I will bring to the City Council if I am elected, and as I continue to attend Council and other committee meetings.

The biggest issues are Livability of our Community, the City Budget, Short Term Rentals, and Safety. Many of these topics are interconnected, and include positive and negative aspects. It is the job of the City Council to listen to citizen input, then make informed decisions. While discussions on these topics often bring out strong opinions and passionate sentiment, I will listen to all, weigh the options against the fiscal and regulatory constraints, and work with my fellow council members and mayor to end up with solutions that we can all live with.

Please vote for me for City Council on November 8 so we can all dive into the work that needs to be done. Visit my website www.MarkForCouncil2022.com for more information about how I will bring ideas and action to our city’s government.