To The Daily Sun,
On Tuesday we will be electing the new City Council for the next two years. This your chance to make a difference in how the city will be run. We have three contested seats and will be electing a new mayor.
My priorities will be: attracting manufacturing, education to supply a qualified labor force to fit the needs of these employers, public safety/law enforcement, quality homes and rental housing and safe recreation facilities for young working families that are attracted to our city to live and work.
There has been a lot of talk about the completion of the WOW trail and River Walk, a casino at the Weirs to make it a 24/7 tourist attraction. Downtown Laconia needs help, Lakeport Square is a disaster, except for one brave entrepreneur who recently opened a new bistro in the old five & dime building and was not welcomed to our business community as yet. If I am elected, this will be my priority number one, making brave youngsters feel welcome when they become part of our community.
Two sub attentions should be given to public transportation, due to the aging population of the city and the State School properties to be used for recreation and education.
Tuesday November 5 the polls will be open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. get out and vote your city is depending on you to make your voices heard.
Richard B. Beaudoin
Candidate for Councilor, Ward 2