November 2, 2010 General Election - Larry Cooper
CITY OF FAIRVIEW - City Council Position #6
OCCUPATION: Owner- Cooper Tractor & Equipment, Inc
OCCUPATIONAL BACKGROUND: Howard-Cooper Corporation; Pacific North Equipment, Inc.
EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND: Mt. Tabor Grade School; Washington H.S.; Portland State
PRIOR GOVERNMENTAL EXPERIENCE: METRO Councilor 1984- 1988; Multnomah Drainage District #1 1991 - present; City of Fairview- 2006- present
Running as the incumbent I am proud of what the Fairview City Council has accomplished over the past four years. We have been successful in bringing additional businesses into the Townsend Farms Business Park and working with the Police Department to ensure all citizens of Fairview are protected on a 24/7 basis. Since 2005 I have also assisted Council President Jones in making Fairview's Signature Summer Festival one of the premier events in Fairview.
As an active member of the City Council, I'm the appointed representative on the Four Cities User Board. This Board is responsible to look after Fairview's interests with the Gresham Fire Department.
As the appointed member of the East Multnomah County Transporation Committee. I represent Fairview's interests in transporation projects. My focus is in getting funding to complete the sidewalks on 223rd from Sandy to Halsey. We need to continue to push the County and METRO to address our needs as our community grows.
Issues: While I am personally against the proposed Casino in Wood Village, it is my goal to make sure Fairview's interests are identified and met, should it pass. This means working closely with the backers of the facility now; before the final plans impact Fairview 's citizens.
Police: we need to maintain our current force. They are an excellant group of officers and the City needs to continue their funding and add more officers as money becomes available.
Budget: our City is in very sound financial shape. We have adequate reserves and need to be very diligent on our spending.
YOUR COUNCIL IS WORKING TO MAINTAIN OUR CITIES LIVEABILITY AND I NEED YOUR VOTE TO CONTINUE MY WORK. THANK YOU.
Former Mayor - Fairview
Mike Weatherby - Mayor
(This information furnished by Larry Cooper)
The above information has not been verified for accuracy by Multnomah County.