ATASCADERO — Atascadero resident Chuck Ward has announced that he’ll be running for city council and hopes to use his years of corporate experience to help the city move in a more business friendly direction.
“I felt they needed at least one guy on the council who had executive business experience outside of the area that could look at something and say ‘that’s not right’,” Ward said. “We don’t need to do focus groups, we don’t need to spend two years hiring outside consultants and spend half the time writing mission statements. We don’t need community workshops that end up being full binders of recommendations that end up sitting on a shelf. We’ve been doing that for four years and I don’t see anything getting done in terms of what needs to be done.”
Ward will be running for one of two available council seats that will be left vacant when the terms of current council members Tom O’Malley and Heather Moreno come to an end. For the complete article see the 07-30-2014 issue.
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