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Bates seeking chance to break into city politics in council race

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Posted: Sunday, October 5, 2008 10:00 pm

Kelly Bates hopes young people will do what he did not: stay in Lodi after high school.

The first-time candidate for Lodi City Council says creating jobs and keeping young people here will be two of his top priorities in office.

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  • posted at 3:50 pm on Sun, Oct 12, 2008.


    I support his decision to not build a Super Wal-mart. I also agree that we need to add to our law enforcement as well as upgrade the hospital and create more jobs in that area as well has making the hospital high tech to support more volume as the community grows.

  • posted at 11:50 am on Mon, Oct 6, 2008.


    Any town that makes the 8th grade graduation the highlight of a kids life, is a town with no future.Unless you intend to drive a stretch limo all your life.

  • posted at 3:43 am on Mon, Oct 6, 2008.


    Why would kids stay in Lodi? There is no opportunity in the area. Housing is to expensive for a minimum hourly rate job. The good money is in techology. Kids will grow up, go to college and get jobs where there is something new and interesting to do and will locate in the area where they find employement.



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