McKane makes it known: He’s running for mayor

  By JASON COX Of the Keizertimes  David McKane made his mayoral run official this week. McKane, whose second term as city councilor expires at the end of this year, joins incumbent Mayor Lore Christopher and first-term Councilor Joe Egli in the race. If he wins, he says he’s going for one-and-done. “I became interested in maybe providing the leadership the city council needs to be a little more respectful of the people of Keizer,” McKane said. He saw recent opposition to the Sunset Avenue widening project through the lens of recent controversies, questioning whether a lack of trust in local leaders wasn’t behind the protest. “We invite people to come talk to us … and predominately they have an opinion of X,” McKane said. “We receive that information, we deliberate at the city council and we end up with our decision being Y,” McKane said, citing recent elections on a proposed public safety fee and the Keizer Fire annexation of Clear Lake. “… That tells me A, we’re not listening, or B, we don’t care and we just think it’s right for the city.” We’ll have more from McKane in Friday’s Keizertimes. Here’s the full text of his announcement: It is with great pride, and with the support of family, friends, and others in the city of Keizer, that I announce my candidacy for mayor of Keizer for...

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