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More questions with outgoing Mayor Bob Johnson

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Posted: Wednesday, December 7, 2011 4:48 pm

Howdy everyone. I'm getting ready to head to the council meeting at 7 p.m. to see who is elected mayor. There is some chatter over on the comments section of the http://www.lodinews.com/news/article_d1944f41-b10b-5f24-9819-9215680397b1.html" target="_blank">story I wrote on Tuesday about what is going to happen.

Find out what is going on by checking http://twitter.com/#!/search/lodinews">our Twitter feed or on our Facebook page. I'll be writing updates throughout the meeting.

I did a question and answer http://www.lodinews.com/news/article_06e92152-8633-5662-9387-8316434df59d.html"> interview with Bob Johnson last week, and we had to cut some of it for space. Here are a few more questions if you are interested.

Q: You previously said you wanted to have a council forum out in the community, especially on the Eastside. That did not happen. Is there any reason?

A: I don't know whether that was a dream that got lost in the process or what. I thought back on times we have tried to do that in the past and really there has been a minimal turnout.

Just look at some of the issues we deal with on the council level and we don't get anyone to come on down and give us their opinion.

Q: How does your style of mayor differ from previous mayors?

A: I believe in trying to be involved as much as I can and that means getting out of my recliner and going here and going there. As an example, I don't know whether I succeeded, but I tried to attend a meeting of every board and commission once a year.

Q: What are you looking forward to doing most when you are not mayor?

A: My "social schedule" will contract a little bit, but still if you are going to be involved, you have to be willing to get out there. Just because you are no longer mayor, that doesn't mean you get a year off free.

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