Broadway set to run for city council

Rocklin Girls Softball board member wants to keep council community focused
By: Jon Brines, Placer Herald Correspondent
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Community volunteer Ken Broadway has announced his candidacy for one of three city council seats in the Nov. 6 election. While Broadway is a corporate pricing manager for United Parcel Service in Rocklin, he is best known for his involvement with Rocklin recreation programs. ?I really just love this community,? Broadway said. ?I really want to keep this city the way it is.? Broadway said he?s running to maintain Rocklin as a quality community at a time when he expects lot of change if three new city council members are elected. ?I think there is a potential for a lot of change. I want to ensure, directionally, that we maintain the city we have come to enjoy and love,? Broadway said. Broadway has spent the last decade serving on the board of directors for Rocklin Girls Fast Pitch Softball and helped design the softball complex at Lone Tree Park as well as participated in many park volunteer projects. Broadway said his priorities include maintaining Rocklin as a safe city by supporting law enforcement and emergency response. ?I?d like to see this remain a very strong community. I think I can help that by being on the city council,? Broadway said. He said he wants to keep Rocklin?s parks and recreation programs at, what he calls, their current high standards. He wants to bolster the department that has been challenged since the recession began. Last year the city was forced to lay off recreation staff, cut swim lessons and after school programs for the middle schools, which resulted in a reorganization of the department. ?I want to see the parks maintained so families can continue to enjoy them,? Broadway said. ?My goal is to maintain a community that is community-focused.? Broadway has been supportive of efforts the city has made to balance the budget this year without the use of cash reserves. ?We have to continue to find ways to fill up all the commercial space ? attracting and retaining the business that we have,? Broadway said. He said he supports the developments along Sierra College Boulevard that will add one million square feet of retail space including a WalMart and Target, but doesn?t want to ?see development for the sake of development.? Broadway said he?s mindful of the plight of Rocklin residents struggling to preserve oak trees in the area. ?There has to be a plan that takes into account the overall needs of our community,? Broadway said. ?We can meet the needs of the city, but do it such a way that we?re not destroying the natural beauty of this city.? He said he believes developments will provide a significant boost to city revenues and will allow the city to add staff to the police and fire departments. Broadway hopes to hear about the issues facing Rocklin as he meets with voters. ________ Rocklin City Council candidate Ken Broadway Age: 46 Occupation: Corporate Pricing Manager, United Parcel Service (Rocklin) Education: B.S. degrees from University of Nevada, Reno and masters from University of Phoenix Political affiliation: Republican Website: Contact: (916) 801-5625 or