-John C. Nix
Candidate for Kinston City Council, 2013
Public safety is of the highest priority. The crime rate in Kinston is double the state average. This is unacceptable.
We are dependent on police and fire protection and. It takes a strong tax base to fund Public Safety.
We are already taking advantage of our rich cultural heritage for tourism opportunities. Tourism brings much needed
revenue to the Kinston. It is important that our leadership embrace and help create and environment in which this
vital industry can grow.
Citizens advisory boards and commissions should play a more important role in aiding Council with decision-
making; one they can rely on. Citizens need to feel their input is important. There are always vacancies on these
boards. Instead, there should be a waiting list to serve on a board or commission. Rubber stamping an agenda
item is an appeasement that serves neither the Council nor the public.
Why I want to serve Kinston...
It will take principled and disciplined individuals for a new Council to successfully move forward.
The decisions we make today effect generations to come. Having been owner in a small business for over 12 years I understand income dependent spending. We have leveraged ourselves through bonds and borrowing and tax and rate increases. Raising taxes and fees is not the answer to our economic woes. From 2000 to 2010 the population in Kinston diminished an astounding 8.49% (www.usa.com).
purpose of government is to provide
for the people only what the private sector cannot. We can see property
value go up and taxes and fees go down with the proper leadership. This
November you have a
John Nix Endorsement Letter from Republican Liberty Caucus of NC