2016 Queen Creek Town Council candidate Todd Broadhead, part two

Todd Broadhead

Todd Broadhead

 

Todd Broadhead is one of eight candidates running to fill one of three seats on the Queen Creek Town Council in the Aug. 30 primary election.

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Queen Creek Independent: Why should voters vote for you for town council?
Todd Broadhead: I’ve lived in Queen Creek for years, love the community and don’t plan to move out of the town now or in the future. I have been on the QC Transportation Advisory Committee for three years now, and was on the Parks and Recreation Committee in Clearfield, Utah, before moving to Queen Creek. I’m running for town council to be more involved with the town, not to achieve an agenda.

QCI: Queen Creek’s Town Center has been a hub of activity and new businesses. While very welcome in the community, most are chain stores and restaurants that can afford pricier retail centers such as Queen Creek Marketplace and QC District. How do you propose encouraging the opening of new businesses outside of the Town Center and keeping the price of doing commerce in Queen Creek affordable for mom and pop businesses?
TB: Queen Creek should be welcoming to new businesses as well as accommodating to those who are already here. Town Center is where the focus of the council has been for the development of retail businesses. We need to focus on the future so as demand comes for retail space beyond Town Center we are ready for the growth with available locations that won’t hurt new or existing businesses and will help to limit traffic congestion.

QCI: The town recently announced plans for the 30-acre West Park at 196th Street and Appleby Road, near Ocotillo and Sossaman roads. What role does parks and recreation play in the well-being of a community and which amenities do you believe are most needed during the next few years?
TB: Our parks offer great places for our residents to get outside and play whether it be at our parks, on the trails, attending events at Horseshoe Park, the Trunk or Treat or any of the other town-sponsored events. The parks system and events allow residents a place to exercise, play and come together as a community. It is important that we continue to maintain the beauty of our parks system and, as needed, to expand our parks, to give residents needed outdoor spaces. Just like our other parks and trails, Horseshoe Park is an integral part of our parks system. It distinguishes Queen Creek from our neighbors and is part of our identity. Supporting growth to Horseshoe Park would allow it to attract additional and larger events and bring additional out-of-town tax revenue from added visitors.

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