Longview — A longtime member of Longview’s planning commission is eyeing a seat on the City Council.
“I do plan on running for City Council when Sidney Allen’s term is up,” said Karen Maines, who served for nine years on the Longview Planning and Zoning Commission, including several years as chairwoman, the Vision 2010 task force, and will serve in the coming months on the Comprehensive Plan Advisory Committee.
Allen, who represents District 6, was re-elected without contest in May for his third and, because of a city ordinance, final three-year term. The seat will be open in 2016 for any District 6 resident who wishes to serve on the city’s governing body.
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