As I listen to all the accolades about who’s the best candidate for Puyallup City Council, I can’t help but remember an old Wendy’s commercial, “Where’s the beef?”
Who has genuinely contributed the most during the time they’ve been involved in city service and will continue to do so?
The Planning Commission, a citizen volunteer group, is frequently a training ground for city council candidates. Since there are three commission members campaigning, look back to see which commissioners really contributed to the tasks they were given.
Since he was appointed to the planning commission in 2010, Steve Hastings has initiated the concept of adding an Economic Development Commission. This concept has been sent to staff and council and, if adopted, will result in the creation of a new citizen volunteer group tasked with developing ways to eliminate barriers for new businesses. This is “real beef.”
Since Chris McNutt’s appointment to the Planning Commission in 2012, he has been the driving force to put the commission in more control over its own meetings, rather than just reviewing the projects city staff bring forward. This ensures the commission is an asset to the city, the council and the citizens and not just a rubber-stamp board. This is “real beef.”
I support both Hastings and McNutt for service on the Puyallup City Council.