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A council member serves on the city council. The city council makes any decisions on behalf of the city. This includes authorizing spending and adopting local laws. They oversee all city activities, including city services, programs, licensing, public safety, and more.

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    Ann Birge
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    Rae Borst
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    Barb Sherlock
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Información Biográfica

Why are you the best candidate for this position? (750 characters)

If elected, what will your top three priorities be and why? (500 characters)

How will you work with your community to promote public safety in our neighborhoods? (500 characters)

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Campaign Mailing Address BACKUS, MN 56435
I would bring a fresh perspective. I have been attending the council meetings for several years now, and I think follow up to concerns is imperative. Being respectful to citizens is a top priority. Everyone should be able to come to city council meetings and be treated courteously. I worked for 20 years in public schools, so I have experience working with people, finding creative solutions, and brainstorming
1. Transparency is an important issue. The City of Backus web site should be brought up to date. The last meeting minutes to be posted where in December 2020. 2. Posting regulations and protocols such as city ordinances and zoning regulations on website. All the cities around us have this information available on their websites. The budget should also be on website. Public comment should be added to the budget meetings. 3. Respect and professionalism at city meetings.
I believe putting safely and well being of the citizen of Backus is a top priority for elected officials. Working with police to address safety concerns for our town, and partnering with other county resources to assist as needed.
Campaign Email barb.sherlock@yahoo.com
Campaign Mailing Address 217 LYLLIAN BLVD
BACKUS, MN 56435
I worked for the State of Minnesota for 16 years as an IT lead and before that I worked for Anoka County Community Action Program for 11 years as a grant administrator and a child care assistance worker. We have owned our home in Backus for the last 9 years and it is now our permanent residence. Since I am retired, I would like to serve the citizens of Backus on the City Council. I will put my experience to work to improve life in our community for all of the citizens. I have attended almost all of the Council meetings for the last couple of years and I hope to continue as a Council Member.
My top three priorities should I be elected are:

Increasing the Transparency of City government by improving the Backus website. Full-year and seasonal residents of Backus need a convenient source of information including local events, Council meetings and minutes, and City budgets, policies and codes.

Providing Accountability to the citizens regarding how their tax dollars are spent.

Identifying Resources that can be leveraged to help our community without increasing taxes.
I think that the best way to increase public safety is to involve the public. Backus needs an easy way for the public to express their ideas and raise concerns. I think that the city website should provide email links so citizens can contact the city staff regarding community concerns and questions, and provide suggestions to improve life in our community. I will explore additional funding resources to assist in financing improvements to our city.