Councilman Tim Scott (District 1) has announced his intent to run for a second term on the South Bend Common Council.
“I am honored to serve my first term on the Common Council,” Scott, a Democrat, said in a news release. “While, I feel, I have worked hard for the 1st District and the City of South Bend, there is more work to do.”
Scott highlighted some of his work on the Common Council. He says that he is proud of his work to pass a chronic nuisance ordinance, a new program to improve street lighting across the city, providing iPads to councilmembers to reduce the need for paper, and a new social media ordinance that covers the conduct of councilmembers online.
“It has been a pleasure to meet and work with the many, many people in my first three years of this term. It definitely takes teamwork to make a difference in this city and it has been a joy to do so with the many citizens, council colleagues, the Mayor’s office and his staff as well as the employees of the city and the county,” Scott says.
The councilman adds that his next term will “continue working on quality of life issues for all citizens of South Bend.”
Scott says that he would like to allow the public to submit information on council matters electronically, continue work along Lincoln Way and Western Avenue, “give more teeth to Code Enforcement” and promote “job retention and creation for our fine city.”
South Bend Voice will cover this and other races in the lead-up to the May 5, 2015 primary in Indiana.