Kevin R. McCarthy for Jefferson County Commissioner

What’s going to happen if I’m elected…

What’s going to happen if I’m elected to the commissioner’s court.  First, and for a while, not a whole lot.  I will be sitting down with my staff and determining who does what and how they do it.  I don’t know anyone in the office and they won’t know me, so we will need some time to get a good working relationship going.  There’s no way I would change anything, at least with out some serious time and discussion.

Then I’ll be travelling around the precinct checking out the roads and other county duties, seeing how the work crews do their jobs.  I’ll also meet with the City Council and the Mayor, including represntatives from Sabine Pass, Hampshire, Port Acres, and whoever else wants to come.  Again, this would be a get aquainted time.

Long about May, I’m going to start taking classes at LIT.  They have a homeland security / emergancy management program there.  I’ll take some of those.  I feel that one area the county government should shine is emergancy mangement.

I’ll start talking to various people about thigns we can do at Ford Park to improve the advertising, sports, and general operations there.

Spring will see me throwing some block parties.  I’ll get out with a bar-B-que pit and set-up in a neighborhood to just meet and greet everyone.  Answer and ask questions.

By June or so, I would like to have met with the Texas Department of Transportation on getting the highway 87 project started.

We’ll also have to start work on Keith Lake Park.  That doesn’t seem to be going anywhere right now.

During all this, I’m going to have a long sit down with the county budget and see where exactly all this money is going and what we can do to A) improve service for that budget or B) reduce the budget and keep services at the same level.

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August 4, 2008 Posted by | Campaign, Jefferson County, Libertarian, Politics, Port Arthur, Texas | Leave a comment