Bill Ramos is seeking election to Position 4 on the Issaquah City Council, which is currently held by incumbent Councilman Joshua Schaer. Schaer announced that he would not run for re-election in November.
Bill has been very involved with City governance, and has spent the last seven years as a member of the Issaquah Human Services Commission, for which he has been Chair since 2014. He also serves on the Economic Vitality and Planning and Policy Commissions for the city.
Bill is owner of The Common Good, an Issaquah-based consulting firm specializing in developing transportation and public transit projects. "I understand how transportation and transit projects receive funding and can bring my expertise in transportation planning and financing to the City as we work on improving our traffic issues."
Bill also has professional expertise in Environmental issues as he has worked to produce and review many projects for their impacts to the environment as well as social impacts.
Bill is looking forward to continuing his work on behalf of Issaquah. "I believe in looking at all the problems, concerns and issues, discussing them fully and making clear, open and well thought out decisions to help Issaquah move forward and continue to be the best city we can be."
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From Ava Frisinger, former Mayor of Issaquah:
"I support Bill Ramos for Issaquah City Council Position # 4. Bill Ramos' years of serving our city and the experience he has gained on Issaquah's Human Service Commission, Planning Policy Commission, and Economic Vitality Commission make Bill best qualified to represent the people of Issaquah. His professional background coupled with his strong commitment to making and keeping Issaquah a great place to live will serve our community well. He has the knowledge and drive we need. I hope you will join me in voting for Bill Ramos."
From David Kappler, former Issaquah City Council Member:
"I am endorsing city council candidate Bill Ramos for many reasons, but his years of work on major transportation projects tops the list. We have local needs that must be locally funded, but most problem areas are highly impacted by regional traffic and will require county, state and federal funding to mitigate impacts. The Talus developer significantly improved SR 900 and passed the costs onto the residents, but it is regional traffic avoiding I-405 that is taking much of the capacity. The Highlands developer spent millions on expansion of the Sunset Interchange and building Highlands Drive and the residents ended up paying the bill. The road is now serving much of the Sammamish Plateau and the Snoqualmie Valley."
"We literally have the road to Boston going through the middle of our town. Bill's work on federal projects should help us be most effective in getting federal funds for this federally regulated highway that offers us great benefits in some ways, but also highly impacts our ability to get around our town."
"Bill Ramos knows that the city council has responsibility for many aspects of our lives. His commitment to public safety- police, fire and aid are unmatched. He recognizes how we treasure our parks, open space and trails."
"He understands how we have placed our future quality of life on the success of the Central Issaquah Plan and know he will support modification in a timely manner."
"Financially the city will have to raise some money to catch up on some local needs, but working with the region will be the key to make sure the region recognizes their need to pay for their impacts."
"Bill Ramos will be a tireless advocate for our city and deserves our support."