While he appreciates the work put into the Vision 84 Plan, candidate Troy White feels improvements and changes should be made.
White, a Republican, said he is seeking election to represent Ward II on the La Vista City Council to address taxing issues in regards to Vision 84 and offer his experience to benefit the city.
“(The council) has done a good job, and La Vista is seeing the growth we want and we need,” White said. “I personally don’t feel the focus is being placed in the correct area.”
Should he be elected, he said he would address the half-cent sales tax, which was recently approved to go before voters on the primary ballot. The issue he has with the plan has to do with revenue generation and the focus on developing a city park.
“We’re paying an additional sales tax, we’re not going to see any revenue for up to 10 years,” he said.
He said the current plan removes the La Vista Falls Golf Course or a gas station.
“We’ll actually lose two tax generating businesses,” he added.
Rather than focus on the park, he said the focus should be placed on the commercial areas, such as Brentwood Square and the former Walmart location.
“We need to start seeing results, and I want to work towards getting results for the shopping area,” he said.
While he has no prior political experience, White said he has more than 23 years experience in the healthcare and insurance industries. With this experience, he said he could find other sources of revenue rather than ask residents and visitors of La Vista to stretch their wallets.
“I want to feel I can get my voice out there for the residents of La Vista,” he said.