Rifle Councilor Spotlight | PostIndependent.com

Rifle Councilor Spotlight

Jeff Johnson has been on City Council for four years and is not seeking re-election in the Sept. 7 municipal election.

Age: 41

Occupation: architect

Hometown: Shoreview, Minn.

Number of years in Rifle: 10

When is term up? September 2007. Not seeking re-election.

How long on council? 4 years.

Why did you decide to run for council? I wanted to be involved in the community.

What was the best part of being on council? I think it was the rapport between all the council members, talking about issues with all my peers. We’re pretty much all on the same page. It was just a good group.

What was the worst thing about council? At times, it seemed to me like the council was micromanaging the city and citizen issues and there were more important things to address. There were certain things I thought that maybe staff could handle and act as the front-runner. The other was when people went over the three minutes during citizen comments.

Why public service? I’ve always been interested in knowing what’s going on in my community, getting involved in the direction and how it moves forward. It’s the best way to know the pulse of your community.

What advice would you give future council members? Know the issues before the meeting. And don’t make your decision until the vote.

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