Boone: Less spending and additional revenue
Jonathan Boone is ready to help direct the future of Tonganoxie.
The 28-year-old millwright has lived in the area for 24 years. Three years ago, he moved into the city.
"I'd like to see more revenue come to Tonganoxie," Boone said. "I'm for less spending and bringing in more revenue. We've got a Fourth Street project on a bond, and we've got sewers we want to put on a bond, and all of the bonds prior to that. I see a lot of money going out, but not much money coming in."
He believes Tonganoxie can grow north, as well as south.
"I feel we ought to bring more business to town to help pay for development," he said. "I think the biggest issue is the revenue. We don't have the money to get a lot of things done that we'd like to see done, like fixing streets and stormwater runoff."
Boone is seeking one of three open seats on the council in the April 3 general election. Other candidates are Steve Gumm, incumbents Kathy Graveman and Ray Usher, and Emmett Wetta.
Boone is a 1992 graduate of Tonganoxie High School. He moved to rural Tonganoxie when he was young. He and his wife, Audra, live at 900 Church with their 3-month-old son, Jacob.