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Gary Wallace
Ride the wave for change
to ensure our quality of life
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Vote Gary Wallace
for Port Commissioner

 

Gary envisions a long-needed wave for change at the Port.
And he backs it up with a breadth of specific ideas.

Assure a Port Free of Fossil-fuel Industries

  • Declare that the Port will no longer consider fossil-fuel based tenants.

  • Terminate the contract for NWIW's proposed methanol refinery and export terminal. Protect our natural resources by not allowing them to be pilfered by a foreign government.

  • Continue the exports of food grains and lumber. Explore the diversification of food and commodities that could be exported using our deep-water port. Remove the Port's defunct chemical sites to draw quality employers in their place.

Promote Tourism and Feature Kalama's Natural Beauty

  • Create an educational park for wildlife viewing. In the 60-acre wetlands just north of downtown build elevated walkways, viewing blinds, and educational signage. Benefits would include: the land would be entrusted into a permanent green setting, Seniors at Kalama High School could have an ongoing reclamation/ecology project, local schools would have a valuable field trip destination, more foot traffic in downtown, and the Port could use the property as mitigation to offset the carbon footprint of the Spencer Creek business park.

  • Develop a “Stay in Kalama” package that takes advantage of our assets that include McMenamins, downtown restaurants, local lodging (motels, B&Bs), and shops. Did you know that currently tourists travel to Port of Kalama on the Sternwheeler, disembark and get on buses that go to Mt. St. Helens without spending a dime in the city of Kalama? I will work to negotiate a package deal with the Sternwheeler tour boat line that financially benefits our port and local businesses.

  • Improve the signage for accessing the waterfront, Marine Park, Port's museum, and McMenamins. Better signage from the N/S will ease access and promotion of events making a better experience for all.

Enhance the Port while Respecting our Environment

  • Enhance cooperation between the Port and the city of Kalama for mutually beneficial long-term projects that responsibly promote our lower Columbia River waterfront’s recreational, commercial, and light industrial values. Create more paths connecting downtown to the north-end for walking, bicycling, hiking, and wildlife viewing.

  • Develop Spencer Creek with a “green” vision that seeks employers that consider our quality of life an asset for their employees and families. Provide economic development by broadening the types of tenants that respect our unique position where water, road, and rail meet.

  • Add a small boat ramp for more river access at the Port’s Kalama River park with enhanced trailer parking. This could be the impetus for spin-off businesses at Spencer Creek: fishing gear, boat sales and repairs, pole manufacturing, Kayak rentals, guide services, and bicycle shop/rental.

Maintain our Quality of Life

  • A vital goal is to maintain our small-town with the Quality of Life that is why we chose Kalama as our home. We all have a responsibility to pass along to future generations our green, clean Kalama and Columbia Rivers. We must act now to ensure we do our duty to provide a healthy happy life for our children and beyond.

  • We can maintain our Quality of Life while thinking outside the box to bring new experiences for our youth and families. My ideas include: an off-road/ATV playground, a solar power farm, art competitions, mural artists, a controlled "pay-to-spray" graffiti park providing a place to display while diminishing the negative impacts to property, lots more!

I ask for your vote. Ride the wave for change with me. ~Gary

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