Campaign Statement Mike Volz 7/25/13:
As a Northwest Olympia Neighborhood resident who lives on busy Division Street, I understand the traffic pressure that the Southwest Olympia Neighborhood faces. While there is great need to alleviate the traffic on the West Side, opening up thru-streets in our neighborhoods is not the way to do it.
You have my word that I will protect your neighborhood safety and quality of life by working to keep Decatur and 16th closed. In addition to that, should you elect me to the Olympia city council, I will make a motion and strongly encourage my fellow colleagues to remove Decatur and 16th from the Comprehensive Plan. As Olympia residents, you shouldn't have to constantly watch the council and the staff to make sure that they're respecting your wishes.
Thank you for meeting with me and sharing all of the research you've done. It helped me understand just how important this issue is to you.
If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to call me at 360-791-2357.
Candidate for Olympia City Council Position #5
Your future West Olympia representative