Jennifer Mossotti certainly isn’t a stranger to local politics, and after a nearly decade long hiatus, she has returned to her familiar seat as the 9th District Councilmember.
Councilmember Mossotti answered a few questions for us about her plans and goals for her district and Lexington.
What was the impetus behind your wish to return to the Urban County Council this past year?
I thoroughly enjoyed previously serving on the Urban County Council for four terms from 1997-2004 and was honored that neighbors and residents of the 9th District continued to urge me to once again seek to represent our neighborhoods down at City Hall.
With the many challenges our community faces I felt that my previous council experience could benefit the families and small businesses of the 9th District. We need active, proactive leadership downtown with a clear set of priorities.
What have you been doing professionally since leaving the Council in 2004?
For the past 14 years, I have been a professional real estate agent, both residential and commercial.
In 2013, what are the most important issues facing the 9th District and how do you plan to respond to them?
Completion of the Clays Mill Road Widening Project is high on the list, and making sure it is properly funded is paramount. Phase 2A of the project is basically complete and now we are moving on to 2B, which includes the section of Clays Mill from Higbee Mill Road to Twain Ridge Road. Construction is projected to begin this July with an anticipated completion by late December. The entire project is projected to be complete by Jan. 2015.