Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Letter to the Editor: Sam Young for Marco City Council

I am Sam Young. I’ve been a Marco resident since 2005.  I am a fiscal conservative that believes in balanced budgets that addresses current and future needs with particular emphasis on Marco’s infrastructure and waterways.  I am running for City Council in this November’s election and hope for your support.

I believe in small effective government. I believe in complete transparency and accountability.

I believe City Staff needs direction from the leadership of a City Manager, interim or permanent.

My other beliefs:

  • Density is of critical concern and needs to be carefully managed to preserve our Island’s heritage.
  • City Staff workforce levels must be commensurate with demand and be made accountable, for fiscal and resident satisfaction, by a qualified City Manager.
  • The water quality of our beaches and canals are paramount to the quality of life and property values on Marco for all residents. I have worked on the City’s Waterway’s Advisory Committee to assure that water quality is tested and information provided to our residents.
  • In addition, as a licensed Coast Guard Captain, as a Director of Fisheries of Marco Sportfishing Club and a graduate of the Marine Resource Education Program I know, better than most, the importance of preserving our water quality.

I hope my concerns are yours and I look for your support. I will provide much more information on my concerns in future communications.

Sincerely yours,

Captain Sam Young

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