Pharos-Tribune

Voters' Guide

October 15, 2011

Ward 2 candidates address issues

Republican Joseph E. (Joe) Buck will take on Democrat David Oresik in the race for the Ward 2 seat on the Logansport City Council.

What do you see as the issues in this campaign?

Buck: The No. 1 problem that Logansport faces is the lack of jobs!

This lack of jobs has affected many aspects of life in this city of ours. LMU's lack of customers Industrial and Residential has reduced their income while their operating costs have not dropped, this has crated significant losses.

Vacant and abandoned housing is creating problems for the city and lost tax revenue. 900 to 1,000 empty units plus empty factories and stores.

With the depressed economy we need the city and county councils to work together to find ways to combine our processes to conserve the funding that we have to maintain the vital public safety services that we all depend on daily.

Oresik: The issue for all elections seems to be jobs. What's rarely discussed is how do we get jobs? I believe that the three factors affecting jobs and economic development are infrastructure, education and public safety.

In order to maintain businesses, attract new businesses, and be able to serve customers is to provide the necessary infrastructure.

Sidewalks and storm water management are especially important to the second ward. For every $100 invested in infrastructure, $350 in economic development is created.

An educated workforce is necessary to provide workers for businesses in Logansport. We need to promote K-12, college and vocational education. The new Ivy Tech, Trine University and the CLEAR program need to be fully utilized.

Public safety can be enhanced by establishing neighborhood watch programs to give our law enforcement officers as many eyes as possible.  It is also vital to at least maintain the present number of officers on the force.  I also support keeping the South side Fire Station open.

Text Only | Photo Reprints
Voters' Guide
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Poll

Does Indiana need a statewide water management plan and an administrator to implement it?

Yes
No
Unsure
     View Results
Featured Ads
AP Video
US Trying to Verify Video of American's Killing FBI Director Addresses Ferguson Shooting in Utah Raw: Police at Scene of St. Louis Shooting Police: 2 Calif. Boys Planned School Shooting NOLA Police Chief Retires Amid Violent Crimes Lunch Bus Delivers Meals to Kids Out of School Water Bottles Recalled for Safety Researcher Testing On-Field Concussion Scanners Rockets Fired From Gaza, in Breach of Ceasefire Raw: Japanese Military Live Fire Exercise Police, Protesters Clash in Ferguson Independent Autopsy Reveals Michael Brown Wounds Nashville Embraces Motley Crue Obama: 'Time to Listen, Not Just Shout' Lawyer: Gov. Perry Indictment a 'Nasty Attack' Raw: Russian Aid Convoy Crosses Into Ukraine Iowa Man Builds Statue of a Golfer Out of Balls Assange Gets Cryptic About Leaving Embassy in UK Raw: Building Collapse in South Africa, 9 Dead Raw: Pope Francis Meets 'Comfort Women'
Parade
Magazine

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.