Archive for Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Serda: County should reinvest in older neighborhoods

February 6, 2013

Daniel Serda says he decided to run for the 2nd District At-Large seat on the Unified Government Commission to help the county capitalize on the momentum of the last decade.

“I’m committed to pursuing new, leading-sector development opportunities while supporting established small businesses,” he said. “We need to be more careful in targeting incentives while expanding our tax base and reducing our local property tax burden. We need to continue providing new housing opportunities, but we also need to reinvest in the housing stock that gives our neighborhoods their amazing character.”

Serda is a professor in the Department of Urban Planning at Kansas University and has served on the Unified Government Planning Commission since 2009. He said he also would like to make local government more transparent, accessible and accountable to citizens and taxpayers.

Serda has two opponents, Thomas Reardon and Harold Walker, meaning there will be a primary election Feb. 26 for the District 2 race. The Unified Government Mayor/CEO race, in which there are five candidates, also will be on the primary ballot.

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