OCCUPATION: Owner of Roats Water System
YEARS IN BEND: Born and raised
PAST YEAR COUNCIL MEETING ATTENDANCE: Plus or minus 8 meetings
PREVIOUSLY PLAYED FOR:
The Infrastructure Advisory Committee, Sewer Infrastructure Advisory Group, Water Treatment Advisory Committee, Building a Better Bend General Obligation Bond Committee, Committee to Bridge our Community
TOP THREE GOALS:
1) Provide more affordable housing.
2) Create mandatory annual infrastructure briefings to future Councils.
3) Find more money in the budget for street maintenance.
ON MIRROR POND: "I want to preserve the basic outline of Mirror Pond so that it remains iconic and can still be used for recreation in the summer. I would also like to see some sort of dam/earthen retainer that allows for fish passage."
ON URBAN GROWTH BOUNDARY: "The existing UGB hasn't changed since it was first adopted over 20 years ago. Bend more than quadrupled in population."
ON VACATION RENTALS: "I want a reasonable mixture of zoning that allows for higher density uses as well as continues to provide single family dwellings for those who prefer that for their families. I like choices myself. I think others do too."
BEST OF BEND: The water
WORST OF BEND: Growing disparity
FAVORITE MUSIC: Steve Earle
SIMPSONS ALTER EGO: Willie the groundskeeper
VOTE CASEY BECAUSE: "[I want] to make Bend a more affordable place for our community's workforce, put better long range planning measures in place for future Councils and maintain a safe and livable city for our kids to be able to come back to if they choose."
House Bill 2320 would require adults to wear lifejackets, even on non-motorized watercraft