Mayor's view on Craig's future


Tuesday is Election Day for three Craig City Council seats.

Also on the ballot is the position of mayor, a race incumbent Don Jones is running unopposed in.


The following is a question and answer the mayor filled out, giving Craig voters his views in his words.

The questions and answers for those vying for the council seats -- Ray Beck, Rod Compton, Bridgette Harris, Joe Herod and David VanWagner -- were in Saturday's paper. For information on all of the candidates, go to and click on Election 2007.

Voting in the city election takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Centennial Mall, 1111 W. Victory Way.

Q: What do you seeing being the biggest challenge facing City Council in the next term?

Jones: Utilizing all the tools, knowledge and resources we have to accommodate the growth we will see in the near future.

Q: What one or two things would you like to accomplish on council?

Jones: Continue the great relationship the existing council has with the City staff and the community. Make the celebration for Craig's 100th birthday next year an event everyone remembers.

Q: With the expected boom coming, what is your vision of the city in the next four years?

Jones: Boom? I look for the City to grow in a positive and healthy direction but as for a boom I don't think this growth will be anything like the late 70s.

Q: What is your view on the immigrant issue in Craig?

Jones: Federal issue.

Q: How is the best way to coordinate various agencies to ensure there is no duplication of services?

Jones: We have many great organizations within this community working toward the betterment of the community. Many dedicated people and many hours are put in to help make Craig a great place to live. We do have some overlap in services and it is going to take commissioners, council members and leaders of these service groups to sit down and evaluate what we have.

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