Q & A with North Platte Mayor candidate Andrew Lee
The quickest ans first thing to change is our image. It's far past time to re-brand North Platte based on the changes we expect to come. A good energy and a new image that were more than just a rail road town is essential.
I'm after two things...more higher paying jobs and to refill our retail.
Keep working on our product (the city) that we send out to people. Also, when needed be the ambassador. Plus, always always keep your eyes and ears open.
I think I have an extensive voting record on this one. Really I see it as the place where locals go for food, shopping, and entertainment.
Costs seem to show that a new one and remodel are around the same. I'd look for a new facility as it can be tailored to what we want and expect.
Conversations. Everyone has to be on the same page. Luckily I know several of the department heads already. If we don't see eye to eye we move along no harm no foul.
Needs to be renewed and the only project I see coming up is my housing remodel project.
Find a buyer. It can not survive under the umbrella of the city. Get it out from city control.
I don't support the handling of all the power going to the health district. As for closing or not closing you listen to the experts and advisers and take all the information you have and make the best decisions you can.
We need to keep our small businesses alive right now. Then when this is over be more aggressive in showcasing our adaptability in North Platte so we can recruit new employers and entrepreneurs to town.
I have the knowledge and experience to implement things from day 1. I don't need training wheels and can work with the council to see opportunities where we can work on issues and prioritize projects. I also want to keep a large contingent of normal regular everyday people involved in local issues so we have new and fresh ideas always coming in.