And he has shown his dedication to small government by doing very little to help his constituents at the lake. I know of no suggestions for local infrastructure improvements or economic development coming from him.
I received a campaign mailer from Rocky Miller. Among other things, he highlighted Low Taxes, Less Regulation and Smaller Government. What he neglected to include was No Services. Less regulation generally means anti-environment and anti-consumer protection. And he has shown his dedication to small government by doing very little to help his constituents at the lake. I know of no suggestions for local infrastructure improvements or economic development coming from him. As an example, while David Wood was addressing the concerns of owners of docks being destroyed by large boat wakes, Mr. Miller said nothing, apparently more engaged with turning Missouri into a "stand your ground" state. Fortunately we are lucky enough this year to have a choice for District 124. Please look into it.
Regarding infrastructure, I have wondered why I have never seen a proposal for another bridge connecting to the West Side. A bridge at the end of KK connecting to TT at the 24 mile marker would bring great benefits to the West Side. Unlike the Community Bridge, which was justified in part as encouraging development which never happened, a KK bridge would have an existing focal point, the Lake Regional Hospital. A bridge at this location would cut 17 miles from a trip between most West Side locations and Osage Beach. That's about a 30 minute saving for commuters and emergency ambulance trips.
I believe that a KK bridge would lead to West Side growth, not so much for tourism but for permanent residents. And an increased population would mean a greater variety of services offered. Further, the entire lake area would likely benefit from the improved accessibility.