City Council: A candidate snapshot
July 21, 2007
For Taylor, protecting Old Town from developers, fighting traffic and providing affordable housing are key to his campaign. Taylor, who is a former member of the Snyderville Basin Planning Commission, says he envisions a quaint Park City and a city that cherishes its heritage.
Bringing a prosecutor’s background to the campaign, Wong says he learned lots about people as he fought crime when he lived in California. He wants to preserve Old Town and worries about bigger buildings in the neighborhood.
Kaplan is proud of his time running a Main Street nightclub, and he speaks of his academic credentials, saying the combination makes him unique among the candidates. He touts Main Street as being the center of business in the city, and he wants to expand bus routes there.
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Quinley likes the way City Hall operates and says she wants to participate in the local government. She talks about her varied career, with time as an executive in the private sector and at a not-for-profit. She says traffic must be cut, and perhaps park-and-ride lots would help.
Simpson is a fan of City Hall, and she says she wants to assist the government as it advances. She works on Main Street and helps guide Park City’s recreation policies. Simpson worries whether there is enough affordable housing in Park City.
Erickson, who is an incumbent, wants to further City Hall’s efforts to make Park City safer for pedestrians and bicyclists, maybe with a tunnel underneath S.R. 248. She’s in her second term, works at a sporting-goods store and is happy with neighborhood improvements.
Kernan, who is an incumbent, says day-to-day decisions at City Hall are important but overlooked by Parkites. He lists snowplow routes and budget matters as examples. Kernan is in his first term and says he will press to make Park City safer for pedestrians and bicyclists in a second.