#148 Monica MickHager, P.T. City Council

(First airdate: December 31, 2019) MONICA MICKHAGER: READY TO TAKE ON PORT TOWNSEND. Our Town host Maryanne McNellis interviews Monica Mickhager, a new member of the Port Townsend City Council. Her election was something of an upset. She defeated a long-time council member and the town mayor. But that doesn’t mean she will be the new mayor. In our system the seven-member city council actually elects the mayor from among its ranks. Monica is a long time community activist, having served both on the Planning Commission and the Park & Recreation Commission. Part of her platform was city maintenance, which has been long deferred. Still, the upcoming budget has already been set. It remains to be seen how many of her ideas can become reality. She promises to return to the show in a few months to update us.