Commerce – Municipal elections are fast approaching, as KETR continues to bring you perspectives for all candidate seeking positions for the city of Commerce. Current council member Billie Biggerstaff is seeking the post of Council Place 2. Since moving to Commerce in 1985, she's served as Chamber of Commerce Director and also ran her own newspaper before joining the council in 1994.
Biggerstaff feels her experience will be needed considering the change in leadership that is to ensue with the appointment of a new Mayor and City Manager. She's in favor of a $3 million bond measure for street improvements, also to appear on the May 10 ballot, noting some of our city streets and sewer lines are approaching 30 to 40 years of age. She wants more focus paid to our city parks and public library, noting the benefits will especially impact our young residents.
Biggerstaff says she's very proud of the recent facilitative upgrades at both City Hall and the Commerce Fire and Police Departments, noting it's helped the city operate at the level it should. She's also mentioned the physical transformation taking place along Live Oak Street and throughout Commerce that's helped bring new industry to the city. According to Biggerstaff, continuing business and job growth is a must for Commerce.
Early voting begins Monday, April 28 and runs through May 6. Votes can be cast weekdays between 8:15 a.m. and 4:15 p.m., with extended early voting hours between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. on April 30 and May 1. Municipal elections are May 10.
Click the MP3 icon to listen as Billie Biggerstaff explains why council experience should be considered with the upcoming change in Mayor and City Manager.