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Elections 2006: Lo Chih-ming sees himself as Kaohsiung's CEO mayor

By Flora Wang  /  STAFF REPORTER

For Lo Chih-ming (羅志明), Taiwan Solidarity Union Kaohsiung mayoral candidate, the city's future depends on whether its mayor can make decisions and execute policies quickly.

Lo, who has a doctoral degree in technology from Iowa University, believes a mayor should play the role of a chief executive officer when managing a city.

His campaign white book titled Kaohsiung's Contentions features his platform to turn Kaohsiung into a city with "beautiful scenery," "plenty of job opportunities" and a "good living environment."

He believes the key to reaching these goals is to "run the city as as if running a corporation," applying "entrepreneurship" -- creativity, effectiveness, leadership and vision -- in the mayor's decision-making process, Lo said in his campaign blog.

He aims to introduce industries that create more output value to the Nantz and Cianjhen Districts, where the city's export processing zones are located.

He also wants to help the city's Chienchin District, its financial heart, bring in more profits by applying "creativity and marketing strategies," and plans to connect Hsitzuwan Beach, Love River and Chaushan to create a touring route amplifying Kaohsiung's "maritime culture."

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