Press Release (ePRNews.com) - CAPE CORAL, Fla. - Jul 03, 2017 - Council Member Richard “Rick” Williams has completed ballot qualification for re-election to Cape Coral City Council, District 6 which he first won in 2013. Originally from Connecticut, Williams has been a resident of Cape Coral for 13 years and has been a voice of common sense policies on the council and as Mayor Pro Tem, tackling the city’s most pressing short- and long-term needs.
Williams was the founder and architect of Cape Coral’s first-ever Youth Council, a forum for youth to actively participate in city government, providing it with valuable insights and perspective. He is also Chairman of the Lee County Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) and has been on many of its subcommittees in recent years. He is an active member of the Environment, Energy and Natural Resources Legislative Committee for the Florida League of Cities.
Issues he has actively supported include three reductions to the city’s property millage tax rates, overhauling city employees’ pay structure to improve retention, public safety initiatives, road paving, street lights, veterans housing, and reducing the backlog of capital improvements. Williams has been actively involved in the community for many years and chaired festivals and events that clean up neighborhoods and raise money for local charities and social causes.
Williams’ agenda for the next four years will center around advancing youth initiatives, managing affordable, smart growth for the city, strengthening business growth and opportunities, moving promising destination developments forward, focusing on water and environmental issues, meeting the needs of veterans, and keeping a lid on taxes.
Williams retired from the U.S. Navy after 22 years of service and managed GE Clinical Services’ National Service Center in New York, a division of GE Medical Systems. As in 2013, Williams plans a grassroots, listening campaign. For a full biography, accomplishments and agenda or to volunteer to help in the campaign, please visit http://RickForCapeCoral.com.
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