It’s time to decide. You can either choose Steve Hastings for Puyallup City Council or his opponent.
Hastings has an employment history of more than 25 years in management and leadership positions; his opponent has zero.
Hastings recognizes the value in maintaining that small-town feel in our community by voting to support building heights in our downtown of three stories while he was on the planning commission; his opponent says they should be five stories and higher.
Hastings’ opponent supports a large parking garage in our downtown for Sounder Riders. Hastings says it’s time to move the parking closer to the riders and replace 700 cars with 12 bus trips in the morning and evening.
Hastings’ opponent has made no commitments regarding utility rates, so you can bet they will continue to rise. Hastings has made a commitment that, if elected, he would vote to repeal the automatic increases passed last March, tied to the Consumer Price Index that will continue to raise utility rates.
Do you want a trainee or an experienced leader? Do you want a downtown that turns into just another high-rise jungle? Do you want to know what traffic looks like when there are 15 trains and 700 additional cars each morning and evening cramming into our downtown?