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Mequon 8th Aldermanic

Voter's guide for April 3 (one seat)

March 21, 2012

Pam Adams (i)

Age: 53

Employer/ occupation: CME Resources, marketing director

Education: UW-Madison, BA Finance/Marketing

Contact: (414) 530-0990; Padams@ci.mequon.wi.us; PamforMequon.com

Why are you running for office?

I'm running at the urging of residents who have a desire to keep Mequon's unique characteristics and maintain the qualities that attracted them in the first place. I bring 16 years of council experience and background as a lifelong Mequon resident to help lead the community in a positive direction.

Do you see the vision for the future of Mequon changing? Why or why not?

Change is inevitable. The key is finding balance that preserves the vision created by the citizens: low-density housing with low tax rates, managed traffic/population growth and preserving green space. Planned growth is critical and I am developing new strategies with the Economic Development Board for TIF districts to revitalize Port Road and efforts to attract new business/industries. I voted for incentives for the City Center, and requested MMSD add selected areas for future development.

What city issues are most pressing for residents of

District 8?

Mega-issues include maintaining low taxes/quality of life while attracting business development to enhance our tax base. Preserving academic excellence with shrinking funding is also key. In District 8 residents are very concerned about road safety on Lakeshore Drive; drainage issues in Haddonstone and Pines neighborhoods that are approaching resolution; roads maintenance and this summer's repaving in Park Place and Wyngate, and currently working on creating a railway "quite zone," eliminating whistles for the neighbors!

Nancy M. Anderson

Age: 52

Employer/ occupation: none/CPA

Education: BBA in Accounting, University of Iowa, Iowa City

Contact: Anderson4Alderman.com

Why are you running for office?

I am running because I have loved living in Mequon for 22 years. As a conservative CPA, prior business owner and community minded resident, I will use my experience to build on the excellence of Mequon; enhance our property values by supporting our business community and collaborating with our schools.

Do you see the vision for the future of Mequon changing? Why or why not?

I don't see the vision for Mequon changing. Most residents desire a rural/city feel with low taxes, strong property values, excellent schools, and great city services. Like running a business, we must strategically plan to maintain this vision; fill our vacant real estate and create new commercial and retail business, where appropriate, to maintain low taxes. We need to attract young families to buy our existing and new housing stock and keep strong schools.

What city issues are most pressing for residents of

District 8?

District 8 residents are concerned about the following: maintaining or increasing property values, controlling growth, increasing the tax base without becoming Bluemound Road or building beyond what the area can support; maintaining low crime, controlling excessive speeds on Lake Shore Drive, maintaining excellent schools, addressing water drainage issues and maintaining the ability to choose private well or convert to city water. If elected, I will listen to residents and address their issues.

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