Herald Journal - Voters' Guide 2010
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Mayer Mayor

Mike Dodge

Why are you running for mayor of Mayer?

I believe that I can make a difference in the city and will provide creative solutions to the ever-challenging issues that the city is faced with.

What do you believe are the top two issues facing the city, and what are your proposed solutions?

I believe the top issues for Mayer citizens continue to be economic development and tax burden.

I believe the city should continue to pursue all avenues in attracting new business to the city. Since the economic downslide, previous city councils have done an excellent job in not raising taxes, and I will continue to maintain fiscal responsibility while continuing to make Mayer a great community to raise a family.

What specifically can this unit of government do to cut costs and operate efficiently, while still maintaining service to taxpayers?

Lowering taxes has been an ongoing issue in Mayer for many years. The state cutbacks to local government aid (LGA) have made the situation even worse.

I believe the the city can continue to expand on the efforts that past councils have made to maintain fiscal responsibility.

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