"There was no transparency when the roundabout was built."
As this campaign continues to develop, my opponents claim that there was no transparency in the manner that the city rolled out the concept through the final building of the Lake Road and Everett roundabout. However, if you review the City’s project website below, you will find a history of the process of informing the community, including the publicity and planning of multiple public open houses and updates on the City’s social media and website about each phase of the roundabout’s design and construction. Hundreds of Camasonians took part, and several community members contributed to the beautiful landscape and design that now graces the area.
I am proud of the way the City staff planned and executed this project, and I feel that community response has been overwhelmingly positive. I will be asking staff to follow similar methods of educating and engaging the public for future projects.
To see the process that staff followed throughout this project, please visit the City’s project website. What you will learn is that the people who are now claiming that the City did not follow a transparent process are simply trying to mislead you. The evidence is overwhelming that the staff worked hard to be transparent.
One of the main reasons I am running for mayor is because I have deep respect for our staff and the way that they perform their jobs. I have run several companies in different industries and know that we owe much to the hardworking individuals who endeavor to honor others’ input while delivering essential services. I would be proud to work with our current staff as the City of Camas Mayor and deeply value all they bring to our community and our organization.