3-year term - Two Seats Open
Published: September 25, 2010
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT: INFRASTRUCTURE: ACCOUNTIBILITY:My highest priority is to promote the economic well being of Ketchikan. A strong diverse economy with stable family jobs and businesses is the foundation of our quality community. Healthy businesses and good jobs sustain the quality of our community. I am committed to strengthening our community's economy by promoting city policies and actions that support local businesses and attract new business to our community. This means holding the line on taxes and regulations. We need quality, well maintained infrastructure to attract and keep these businesses, jobs and families in Ketchikan.
The Council must have a vision and set the policy for the future of Ketchikan's economy, physical and social infrastructure (water, sewer, roads, library, fire and police, etc). The community's economy can be strengthened by promoting city policies, planning, actions, and accountability that supports local business and attracts new business to our community. Ask yourself the question, where are your children and grandchildren going to be if there are not quality year round family wage jobs in Ketchikan? JOBS
A cooperative relationship must be established between the City and Borough. They must work together to encourage economic and amenity development. We need to work as a community team.
I support all segments of our current or potential industries (tourism, fishing, maritime industry, timber, and mining. Strong continuing support is needed for new and developing industries; the shipyard, in Ward Cove, on Gravina Island. More support for the commercial fishing industry is needed.
CITIZEN PARTICIPATION: Citizens must feel they can freely offer their opinions and believe they have been heard. As an elected official I work for the public, not myself. I do listen to your issues and concerns. Constituents pay for local government and should be treated as the valued customers of municipal services. Government must provide these services effectively, efficiently, and be held accountable.
I have the experience, leadership skills, honesty, and personal integrity to represent you as a member of the Ketchikan City Council.
I would appreciate your vote, please vote on October 5, 2010.
THE FUTURE -YOURS, YOUR CHILDREN'S, GRANDCHILDREN'S, AND COMMUNITY'S
VOTE - DICK COOSE - Ketchikan City Council
LEADERSHIP -PERSONAL INTEGRITY-OPEN GOVERNMENT - JOBS