I’m speaking at the Yachats Candidates Forum tonight for city and county candidates on the ballot in the November election.
I set this entry to go live at 8:25 PM when City Council candidates take the stage.
Below you can read a copy of the opening and closing statements I prepared to give.
I’m James Kerti. This Friday marks three years since I moved to Yachats.
But I must say, I figured out pretty quickly that Yachats is the place where I feel at home.
I’m running for City Council in the City of Yachats in the November 2018 election.
Serving on the planning commission and budget committee shaped my perspective on local government.
Policy made on the local level influences people’s lives on a daily basis. That’s especially true in a small town.
Planning commission and budget committee helped me see that up close.
Originally I thought I’d wait until a future election.
But watching things play out on the national level recently, it really hit home how much — good or bad — can get done in a short period of time.