One candidate for Logan Municipal Council would like to change the way council members are elected. Right now there are 13 candidates running for three open seats on the council and the six candidates who have the most votes after the September 13 Primary will be on the final ballot.The three with the most votes in the Primary will be elected on November 8. One candidate, Attorney Angela Fonnesbeck, says it would be better to elect council members by district so more voices will be heard and have better representation throughout the city. On KVNU’s Crosstalk show Thursday, she said some people worry that when you run against a particular person there’s a tendency to blast each other. Fonnesbeck says she sees a healthy exchange of ideas as a good thing.”One thing I’ve learned from my job is there’s always more than one side of the story,” she explained, “and typically there’s 10, 11, 12, 13, plus, plus, plus, plus. So having a difference of opinion, that’s healthy.”That’s a good thing and I think anybody running for an office is mature enough and grown up enough to keep it about the issues and not personal attacks.”Fonnesbeck says if people do make attacks they will probably be removed from the ballot by the voters.Fonnesbeck also believes Logan City is managing its budget wisely. But she says sometimes decisions are made that do not represent a large segment of people.She says she’s a golfer, she feels the new club house at the Logan River Golf Course will be very nice, but Fonnesbeck agrees with those who think the money could have been better spent.”I just think, priorty wise, our resources could have been spent dealing with things that will benefit a larger share of our citizens than a clubhouse right now,” she explained. “It doesn’t mean that I don’t think it’s not a good idea, at some point, but I think right now we could have done something better.” Fonnesbeck says there is important work Logan City needs to be doing, especially with such infrastructure projects as water and sewer.
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