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The Trio: Karen, Doug and Doug

With 13 candidates running for three seats in this year’s Worthington City Council race, your will hear many campaign messages. You are tasked with selecting three candidates to serve you on Council the next four years. How do you choose candidates who best represent the values required to augment Worthington’s character and appeal? There is a solution: “The Trio” The Trio is comprised of candidate Karen Wilson and incumbents Doug Smith and Doug Foust. Although diverse in many ways, they have come together with shared core beliefs to engage and listen to all residents as Worthington continues to grow. Spanning three generations, representing three geographical areas of Worthington, and bring

'No soliciting' information

As an elected official, I strongly believe that being available to residents an essential part of being a good representative. To me, walking in neighborhoods and knocking on doors is a sure way to meet people and let residents know that I am available. Some residents post a “no solicitation” sign near the front door. Unfortunately, there is sometimes confusion about what door-to-door activities the ‘no solicitation’ sign applies. These signs only apply to individuals and companies soliciting for business or exchange of money. Political candidates are exempt from these laws federally and locally. Below are citations for your reference. In some cases, I encounter residents who do not wish to

Reducing Worthington's carbon footprint

Last year, council approved an energy reduction plan for all city buildings by upgrading to energy-efficient HVAC and lighting. The total lifetime cost savings is more than $3 million and the total energy savings is more than 1.7 million kilowatt hours per year. We project an additional $1 million in savings based on staff hours saved from having to change lights and similar activities. According to the United States EPA, this is equivalent to reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 256 vehicles. By using renewable energy credits for city buildings and utilities, we reduce greenhouse gas emissions the equivalent of 650 vehicles – or 4.3 million kilowatt hours per year. The largest impact for re