Today begins a six-part series on the Mesquite Citizen Journal that looks back on the first 100 days of the new Mesquite Mayoral and Council administration that took office July 1.
The newly elected Councilmen, George Rapson, Al Litman, and Kraig Hafen, along with Mayor Mark Wier, campaigned on changing many things about Mesquite government that citizens found aggravating, irritating, or simply mistrusted. The staff at Mesquite Citizen Journal has been compiling a list of those campaign issues that the new administration has acted on: opening technical reviews to the public, rescinding the Code of Conduct for Elected Officials, changing election cycle dates, and requiring a bidding process on all contracts.
Councilmen Karl Gustaveson and Geno Withelder are also included in the interviews and compare their experiences between the previous council and the new one.
Each day the Mesquite Citizen Journal will feature a personal, one-on-one videotaped interview with each Councilman and Mayor Mark Wier.
You'll find a written synopsis of the interview intertwined with a video segment from which the material was taken. Understanding that some readers may only be interested in certain topics, we've added headings to each section of the interview along with the time frame related to the matching video segment.
For instance, you'll see in the first interview article with Councilman George Rapson a heading "Thoughts on Proposed Indoor Sports Complex (Video 2)" followed by a time sequence in parenthesis (0:10). That means that the particular subject is discussed on the second video beginning at 0:10 seconds in. The video is embedded in the article following that section.
The Mesquite Citizen Journal staff hopes you enjoy the series and looks forward to your feedback.
Tuesday, Oct. 11 - George Rapson; Wednesday, Oct 12 - Al Litman; Thursday, Oct 13 - Kraig Hafen; Friday, Oct 14 - Mark Wier; Monday, Oct 17 - Geno Withelder; Tuesday, Oct 18 - Karl Gustaveson.