2009 Election: Holly Daines profile

<em>Editor’s note: CacheValleyDaily.com sent a questionnaire to all of the candidates for mayor and municipal council in Logan. We will publish the responses as we receive them.</em>

<strong>Candidate: Holly Daines Position: Logan Municipal Council</strong>

<strong>1. Why did you file as a candidate for city service?</strong>

I filed to run for municipal council because Logan is a wonderful place to live and I would like to help keep it that way for all of us and for the next generation. Government works better when good people get involved: public service is important and I would like to serve. I believe I can examine issues in a logical, methodical way and help keep our great city on a positive path for the next four years.

<strong>2. What do you feel are the key issues facing Logan in the next four years?</strong>

The key issue facing Logan in the next four years is managing growth to preserve our quality of life. All components of growth, including clean air, the development of downtown Logan and preservation of our neighborhoods, will all be important considerations.

<strong>3. Please describe one or two examples of decisions made by city leaders in the past five years that you disagree with, explain why you disagreed and how you would have handled the situation if you were serving in an elected position at the time.</strong>

In general, the current council has done an excellent job of making decisions. I can’t think of any major issues with which I disagreed.

<strong>4. Please describe one or two examples of decisions made by city leaders in the past five years that you completely agreed with and supported, and if the issue is a lingering issue, you would continue to support if elected.</strong>

I was pleased when the municipal council voted to change the election of council members to “at large” seats. I think it will allow for a better selection process in that the top two vote-getters will serve, irrespective of particular “seats or districts.”

<strong>5. Describe in your words what you believe the role of city government is.</strong>

I believe the purpose of city government is to provide appropriate public services for the good of the overall community through judicious use of public funds; that mandate necessitates both solving current problems and planning for the future and doing so by listening to local constituents for the overall good of the public.

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