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Jeung pledges cooperation, planning and openness

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Those who’ve met me during my 25 years working for City Market know that I’ve always listened and tried to provide excellent service. Customer service, and attention to people’s needs, are of utmost importance. I’ve always tried to remember that while serving the public as an employee, an elected official, or volunteer.If I’m elected as your next Garfield County commissioner I’ll continue to listen and respond to your needs. But it’s only fair that you know where I stand.I support fiscal responsibility and economic development. I support working at both the local and state levels to ensure that gas and oil companies are accountable for their impacts on air, water and surface-owners’ rights. I support public transportation. I support protecting the top of the Roan Plateau from drilling.Most important, I’ll work hard to encourage countywide collaboration and cooperation. For too long Garfield County has behaved as though city residents are somehow not part of the county. Guess what? We’re all in this together. And most of our really big challenges – transportation, housing, a strong economy, healthy environment, and sensible land-use planning – can only be solved if we put our heads and resources together and work toward common goals.Whether it’s deciding which new public facilities to build and where to locate them, or presenting a unified front for state highway funds, all our communities need to work together. Too much time (and money) has been wasted on suspicion, rivalry, even litigation.I’m also a strong believer in long-range planning. I helped complete Glenwood Springs’ first long-range comprehensive plan while serving on its city council from 1991-99. The county needs an updated plan of its own, and I intend to involve citizens from all walks of life in the planning process as we look for ways to take charge of the change.Finally, I believe the way we conduct county business is as important as what we do. It’s essential that meetings, minutes, budgets, and all the details of how we spend your tax dollars be open and easily available. I want commissioner meetings to be televised, and scheduled at more convenient times.These are exciting times for Garfield County. Sure, there are problems. But this Election Day I hope you’ll help me take a first step toward developing some solutions. None of us can do it alone. But together we can.Your vote is the key.Greg Jeung is a candidate for Garfield County Commissioner District 2 running against John Martin. He is a former Glenwood Springs City Council member, long-time City Market employee, and 25-year resident of Garfield County.Greg Jeung is a candidate for Garfield County Commissioner District 2 running against John Martin. He is a former Glenwood Springs City Council member, long-time City Market employee, and 25-year resident of Garfield County.


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