Roseville Council member will seek re-election
Marisa Agha, Pioneer Press
Date: July 15, 2003

After 12 years on the Roseville City Council, Dean Maschka says he's still got plenty to do for the city.

Maschka filed for his fourth term Monday. The 56-year-old financial planner, who has butted heads frequently with Mayor John Kysylyczyn, says the council needs his experience.

"I'm really the only holder of the history over there now," said Maschka. "By having that history, you understand the planning process that has gone on."

Maschka said he wants the council to work on public safety issues, including whether the city should shift to full-time firefighters, as well as improving the mix of housing for all ages. In addition, he said he's concerned about the council's decision-making process and the lack of long-term planning for the city.

Maschka joins two others who have filed for the seat: Stuart Shwiff and Al Kehr. That council seat and the mayor's seat are up for election this year. A Sept. 9 primary will narrow each pool to two candidates. As of Monday, four people had filed for mayor.

Filing ends at 5 p.m. today.

-- Marisa Agha, Pioneer Press

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