As published in the Statesman Journal:
As a small business owner, I know the frustration of governmental inefficiencies that stand in the way of progress. The almost year-long delay of the Minto Island bridge looms as a perfect example of how the permitting process can be arduous and riddled with setbacks. The bridge is something that will improve our city and the quality of life for everyone in Salem, yet it stands as an example of the slow progress that all too often plagues our city.
I too have experienced these same types of setbacks on a regular basis. These delays halt construction projects, worker pay and commerce. As the old saying goes, “time is money.” When our government wastes time, it wastes our money and opportunities for everyone.
The best thing for our community is job growth and opportunity from small business. We have to change the way we do business to promote a healthy living, not homelessness.
Plan to vote for Laura Morett for House District 20. She understands the importance of government agencies that work efficiently and effectively for everyone. I know she will work to create policy that serves all of us.
Let’s cut the red tape!