Karl Skala brings a blend of neighborhood values, community solutions, experienced leadership, and renewed dedication to Columbia’s City Council.
“As a U.S. Marine Corps Veteran, MU graduate, husband, father of three and as your neighbor, I have lived and raised my family in the Third Ward for 32 years. Like you, I have a stake in Columbia!”
I will stand up for Third Ward residents and support:
- Public Safety - Through community policing and full staffing of police and firefighters
- Jobs - Through emphasis on technical training, business retention/expansion , and home-grown start-ups; carefully weighing economic incentives on a case-by-case basis
- Taxpayer Equity - Through user-based fees, not higher taxes; assuring that new development shares in the cost of infrastructure and growth
- Planning for Growth - Through comprehensive and growth management planning; creative use of public/private partnerships in building roads and other infrastructure
Third Ward residents deserve a representative with experience, dedication and proven leadership skill. Experience matters and my qualifications include:
Hominy Branch Neighborhood Association (12 yrs) - Founder
Former Columbia Third Ward City Councilman (3 yrs)
Columbia Planning & Zoning Commission (7 yrs) - Current Member & Past Vice-Chair
Columbia/Boone CO Environment & Energy Commission (11 yrs) - Current Chair
Columbia Infrastructure Task Force (2 yrs) - Current Member
Columbia Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee (8 yrs)
Columbia/Boone County Smart Growth Coalition (7 yrs) - Current Chair
Columbia Community Radio KOPN 89.5 FM (2 yrs) - Board Member
Nat’l League of Cities University Communities & Leadership Training Councils (2 yrs)
Nat’l League of Cities City Futures Panel on Democratic Governance (2 yrs)
I look forward to visiting with each, and every one of you to hear about your concerns and hopes for Columbia. If elected, I will work hard on your behalf and on behalf of your neighborhood and our community.
Thank you for listening and please vote on April 2nd!