Karl Skala Beats Gary Kespohl for Third Ward Seat

3 years 4 months 3 weeks ago April 02, 2013 Apr 2, 2013 Tuesday, April 02 2013 Tuesday, April 02, 2013 9:19:00 PM CDT in News
By: Julia Manning

COLUMBIA- Karl Skala ousted incumbent Gary Kespohl for the Third Ward seat on the Columbia City Council. Skala received 996 votes while Kespohl received 842.

This is the third electoral race the two have faced each other. Skala served as councilman from 2007-2010 before being defeated by Kespohl.

Skala ran on a platform offering a different approach to solving infrastructure issues in the ward. He says he wants fund road and sidewalk projects with a user based fee structure as opposed to increasing sales taxes. He is also a current member of the infrastructure task force.

His ideas about handling new developments in the city garnered controversy throughout the election. His proposal is called the trip-generation model and it would levy charges on new development based on what building uses are included in the development and how much traffic the building generates during peak hours.

Skala founded the Hominy Branch Neighborhood Association and currently serves on the planning and zoning commission as well as the energy and environmental commission.

He is a retired MU bio-research coordinator and has lived in Columbia for the past three decades.

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