Monday, March 26, 2018
Slotnick will be innovative, effective
Steve Siebert, Missoulian Letter to the Editor
Missoula County is at a crossroads. The city is in the midst of a building boom, planners forecast 2,000 additional city residents annually, and the county confronts increasing recreational and residential subdivision pressure and challenges to rural livelihoods. These trends pose opportunities as well as challenges.
If Missoula is to avoid the fate of Boulder, Bend and Bozeman, the county needs affordable housing, living wages and vibrant agriculture, ranching and forestry sectors linked to local use, value-added processing and land stewardship. Missoula County needs a county commissioner with new perspectives and a record of working effectively on these issues.
In the 25 years I have known Josh Slotnick, he has been committed to equitable, inclusive and sustainable development that has enhanced the quality of life in Missoula. Slotnick is uniquely prepared to address current and emerging issues facing the county and will be a thoughtful, innovative and effective county commissioner.
Join me in voting for Josh Slotnick for Missoula County commissioner in this year’s primary on June 5.