Re-Elect Wendy Weiker

for Mercer Island City Council 

"This is an exciting time for our community.  We're planning and preparing for Mercer Island's future in our town center, with our transportation systems, and for our public infrastructure. I want to work with Islanders to keep our community safe, welcoming, accessible, and enjoyable for all Islanders and our visitors.  

Wendy Weiker, 2019

Community Matters

We are fortunate to live in the beautiful Puget Sound region and call Mercer Island home.  This is a proud community with excellent schools, safe neighborhoods, lovely parks and trails, engaged citizens, close proximity to our region's employment centers, and a growing town center that is preparing for light rail.  If re-elected to the City Council, I will continue to be thoughtful and deliberate in balancing Mercer Island's unique community needs with regional opportunities to ensure that we and future Islanders continue to have the quality of life we so enjoy.  

 

My top priorities for the Council in the coming years are:

 Public Safety and Solid Infrastructure
  • Provide safe roads, sidewalks, crosswalks, and bike paths

  • Support our city's first responders, mental health counselors, & emergency preparedness systems

  • Advocate to keep our schools, public spaces, and community safe from gun violence

  • Ensure the integrity & reliability of our public utilities

  • Maintain our parks, trails, beaches and open spaces

Our Changing Town Center & North End 
  • Champion a vibrant, accessible, connected downtown where our business community can thrive

  • Support the potential public-private partnership at the former BP/ARCO Tully's site that includes the possibility of a Mercer Island Center for the Arts (MICA) with space for Youth Theatre Northwest (YTN)

  • Encourage public outreach and community input on all development & transportation projects 

  • Advocate for improved transportation, safety, parking, and drop-off infrastructure options for all transit riders now as we prepare for the Sound Transit MI light rail operations to start in 2023

Budget Transparency and Accountability
  • Clearly communicate city financial challenges (expenses exceeding revenue) to citizens

  • Determine sustainable city program and service delivery levels prioritized with essential services then community expectations

  • Solicit extensive public input on community priorities of government and possible alternative service delivery models where they are possible and cost effective

 

MI Strong & Strong Regional Representation
  • Advocate for Mercer Island resident, business, school, and community interests on and off Island

  • Champion Mercer Island in regional planning forums, gatherings, and meetings