Council Member Ron Sasso said Friday he has unfinished business he would like to complete while announcing his plans to seek a second term in office.
The representative of Ward 5, which includes West Rapid, said that while his first two years on the council have been productive, there is more he wants to do, especially in the area of economic development.
"I think that we have a great climate right now for economic development, and that's something I'd really like to push and continue supporting," Sasso, 48, said.
Sasso notes a little-discussed measure he helped push through that calls for the testing and rating of all streets for design certification, which he said allows city employees to ensure quality and prevent developers from cutting corners with their projects.
"It's a huge thing, and to me it fixes problems of roads moving forward. There are a lot of times where we had to redo roads more frequently," Sasso said.
He said he also worked to find a balance between allowing access to information on library computers while preventing children and others from seeing pornographic images after complaints were made to the library. Filters were eventually installed on all computers, though librarians can turn them off if a patron requests it.
During his first term, Sasso also advocated for prayer before city council meetings and voted against longer terms for council members.
Sasso, a professional counselor, has three children and a wife of 20 years.