ClarkCountyToday.com reporter Chris Brown sat down with Mike Dalesandro to discuss current city issues and the future of the place he calls home
BATTLE GROUND — ClarkCountyToday.com had the opportunity to speak with Battle Ground Mayor Mike Dalesandro about several current issues and projects the city is working on, as well as future plans for several areas where change is happening.
Reporter Chris Brown asks Mayor Dalesandro about the uniqueness of Battle Ground, the growing population of the city, recent legislative session in Olympia and lack of funding for Battle Ground projects, homelessness, and I-1639.
The mayor said he never sought out the position of mayor, but that is has been an exciting experience thus far. He said he is optimistic about the next six months of his term, and possibly beyond.
“I always try to find the role I fit best in, in my community,” he said. “I really try to look at those opportunities to help, and try to find those opportunities.”
To locate specific topics within our interview, move ahead to these time-codes:
- 00:04-01:30 – Getting to know the mayor of Battle Ground
- 01:30-02:53 – The people and the place that are Battle Ground
- 02:53-03:40 – Unique qualities that make Battle Ground the city/area it is today
- 03:40-08:56 – Future growth and changes imminent in Battle Ground’s future as a city and area
- 08:56-11:08 – Lack of funding from the State Legislature with regards to updating Battle’s Ground main intersection at SR-503 and 502
- 11:08-16:13 – Protest and public controversy on I-1639 and the recent encounter with the Patriot Prayer group
- 16:13-21:05 – Homelessness in Battle Ground and the program they intend to use to fix the problem
- 21:05-23:32 – Future aspirations of Mayor Mike Dalesandro