Karl (K.C.) Zuber is running for the office of Mayor of Avon Lake
Name: Karl (K.C.) Zuber
Date of Birth: 03/04/1963
Occupation: Mayor City of Avon Lake
Education: B.A. Government/Psychology Evangel University Springfield, MO; 1981
Years residing in Avon Lake: 44 years
Political Affiliation: Republican
Office Sought: Mayor
Previous Political Office Sought or Held: Avon Lake Mayor (incumbent) 2008-present; Avon Lake City Council at-Large 2002-2007; Avon Lake City Council, Ward 4 1992-1995
Campaign page: www.reelectkczuber.com
Keeping Avon Lake financially stable while continuing the great services we enjoy is my administrations number one priority. During these hard economic times, government spending has been brought under control.
The City of Avon Lake spent less in 2010 than in 2009 and 2008. We maintained a substantial cash carryover. Avon Lake is saving $25,000 annually and has improved technology with the new phone and internet provider Wide Open West (WOW). This administration negotiated and signed a three-year pay freeze with the city unions and added a new health care option that will save $100,000 annually if half of the city employees elect this option.
We recently signed a two-year extension with Republic Waste, our trash hauler, freezing rates for 2012 and 2013-saving you and the city thousands of dollars.
The second component of keeping Avon Lake financially stable is economic development. Over the last three years Avon Lake businesses have added hundreds of new jobs. I joined the board of Team Lorain County our regional economic development group that promotes Avon Lake to outside business. We created a small business resource connection at the library to help our local business grow by providing monthly workshops on marketing, social media, accounting and more. We are partnering with other business groups including SCORE and COSE to provide additional workshops and counseling to promote business growth.
These economic development endeavors are now paying off as we have seen income tax collections up over 20 percent in the first nine months of 2011. Your family tightened its belt and so has your city government. Under my leadership during these hard economic times, the city is growing income taxes, spending less and maintaining our great services.