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CEDAR FALLS (KWWL) -
After spending nearly 26 years in Cedar Falls, Jim Brown is running for mayor. This is where he's decided to raise his family and for the last twenty plus years he's made a career out of business development.
"The last number of years I've been working out of my home, doing demonstrations of the software to companies around the world," said Brown.
Brown says the city needs to move more towards an active for of leadership.
He says with his energy, he can raise the bar of expectation and says one of his biggest concerns about the city, business development.
"There shouldn't be any empty lots in the industrial park. There shouldn't be any unfilled areas like the old HyVee at College Square. Having the mayors position what I'm thinking about in terms of why I'm running who better but to drive that business development for our city than our elected leaders," said Brown.
Another hot button for many citizen in Cedar Falls, roundabouts. Brown says he doesn't mind them, but does have a concern about the number of them.
"Contracts are going out at the end of this month, they're to be approved in November but the city council. The council has that power. I'll be at the mayors position has a veto power. We need to move on, we have to look forward, and make the best of what we have because the decisions made in the past. What I've also told folks is it has been disappointing in relation to the way the process was handled," said Brown.