Jack Weiss has announced that he will seek a second four-year term on the Bellingham City Council, representing Ward 1 in the northwest part of the city.
In a press release, Weiss described himself as “an active leader in many city programs and initiatives.”
He listed accomplishments that include “working with the council to establish the citizen-run Transportation Commission, resolving the big-box retail store issue to the satisfaction of all sides, and fighting for appropriate development in the right places.”
“Beyond the proposals I have undertaken, I want to continue working on responsible City spending, especially large pending capital projects,“ Weiss said.
He added that the recession pointed out “long-term unsustainable structural issues in the City’s finances.”
He described his approach as “firm but fair” when balancing available revenue with the demand for city services.
Weiss chairs the Planning and Community Development Committee. He is also a Board member on the Whatcom Transportation Authority. Weiss recently finished three years as chairman of the Waterfront Redevelopment and the Transportation Committees.
Weiss said the important campaign issues for 2011 will be protecting Lake Whatcom and creating sustainable economic opportunities for businesses. He also wants to work with neighborhoods to plan potential increases in population while preserving neighborhood character.
“Community service in whatever form is an honor and having the privilege to be on the City Council gives me personal gratitude and an appreciation for the efforts of so many in our community,” Weiss said.
More information on Weiss is available on the city website.