The Fairfax Town Council has eight applicants looking to fill the seat vacated by Ryan O’Neil last month. O’Neil had moved just outside of the town limits last month and relinquished his post.
The application deadline was Feb. 28
The applicants are:
- Renee Goddard, 18-year resident, teacher and environmental consultant. She cited the need for youth programs and public transportation to rural areas as key issues.
- Peter Lacques, 14-year resident, attorney, planning commissioner. He listed maintaining service during economic downturns and adapting to climate change as important local issues.
- William Madsen, 17-year resident, firefighter, former planning commissioner. His key issues are financing town improvements and readdressing the Town Center Element of the General Plan.
- Barbara Coler, 17-year resident, air quality program manager, former planning commissioner. She cited the town’s revenue challenges and maintaining the small-town quality of life as important issues.
- Raymond Burgarella, 38-year resident, retired consultant. Addressing the town’s infrastructure and developing a 5-to-10-year plan are his top priorities.
- Christopher Lang, 41-year resident, landscape gardener. He wants a sustainable, transparent budget and to improve the public’s view of the town staff.
- Bernardo Del Santo, 50-year resident, retired from law enforcement. Maintaining services despite revenue shortfalls and traffic issues are his priorities.
- Mirza Inayat Khan, 7-year resident, teacher. Supporting a family-friendly community and generating safe and environmental transportation are his listed concerns.
The Town Council will review applications and interview candidates in March, then choose a new colleague at the April 3 meeting. O'Neil term, as well as his replacement’s, will end 2015. O’Neil bested Lang in a 2011 three-way election to earn the seat.
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