Joan Bloom is not the type of city council candidate you can put in a box. Yes, Ms. Bloom has been endorsed by our Democratic party’s 32nd Legislative District and also by the Sierra Club. Yet, Joan Bloom is a fiscal conservative.
One of the main planks on her platform is supporting efficient use of taxpayers’ money. Edmonds, like most other municipalities, is mired in the recession. The widespread affluence of the post World War II era and the heady times of the echo boomers – our offspring – have gone flat. Now more than ever, we need leaders like Joan Bloom who will keep an eye on our city’s budget and determine how to best achieve cost savings.
Ms. Bloom also places high priority in both reconciling the inconsistencies and updating the city’s municipal codes. The current situation currently creates confusion to developers who want to build or redevelop properties and also to citizens who want to understand their rights and responsibilities.
Ms. Bloom’s low-budget but effective campaign provides evidence that she has the ability to help our city work smarter and better. So I am asking residents on both sides of the political aisle to cast your vote for Joan Bloom.