He loved serving two terms as Logan City’s mayor and now Doug Thompson says he would like to serve the city in another capacity, as a member of the Logan Municipal Council. The former mayor is one of 13 candidates running for three seats on the council and Thompson says he believes his previous experience and his great interest in the future of the city are some of his most important assets. On KVNU’s Crosstalk show Thursday, Thompson said he has no criticism of the way things have been managed under current mayor Randy Watts. He says the city is in good financial shape and he wants to help keep it that way. Thompson says he is a strong supporter of neighborhood centers and well remembers when Logan City had not only the Island Market, which remains open, but also Skanchy’s and Gerber’s and others outlets scattered across other neighborhoods. “They become a center for communication, the center for just seeing each other,” Thompson said. “It helps build the neighborhood build a community in the neighborhood and I really think it’s a good idea. “The devil’s in the details. We have to make sure it doesn’t infringe on other things but I think it’s a great idea.” Thompson says he still has a great concern about air quality which he tried hard to improve while he was mayor. He says the city is in great need of work on its aging infrastructure.
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