JERRY ANDERSON: Time to take responsibility

A retired businessman wants to give back to the community that has been good to him.

Jerry Anderson

Jerry Anderson

A retired businessman wants to give back to the community that has been good to him.

Jerry Anderson, 66, a former hobby store owner, is tossing his hat into the Red Deer city council ring.

Anderson said he has had concerns with how the city has been run since the current administration took office.

Anderson has lived in Red Deer since 1987.

No. 1 on his list is accountability from senior administration and city council on the good and the mistakes.

“Council and senior administration have to take responsibility for the decisions they make,” said Anderson.

“Personally I would not want to sit in an in-camera meeting. If you have elected me to represent you, you want to see what I am doing. I do believe, yes, there are some things that shouldn’t been said until the research has been made and the decision has been made, yes, I do agree with that. But I don’t believe in making decisions in-camera where the public can’t see what’s going on.”

Anderson said he lives and worked downtown so he is more familiar with the downtown than the average person. But he said the broader issues of education, health care and roads are issues for everyone. He said money should be spent on fixing potholes, sidewalks and other infrastructure needs.

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