Reader Talkback Thailand: YOU are Pattaya Mayor. What is the first problem you tackle? How do you tackle it?


The following is our weekly feature in which we ask our readers a news topical question and get their insight and opinions. We then share their feedback a week later and pick a variety of diverse and interesting responses.

This week, we want to ask: YOU are Pattaya Mayor. What is the first problem you tackle?

Some context around this question: Yes, Yes, we know, foreigners can’t be Pattaya Mayor, and most of our audience (at least on our English website, we also have a massive Thai version of our news HERE) are foreign.  However, for the sake of the question, today we pretend and imagine what we would do if we were Pattaya Mayor. Specifically, we are interested in the FIRST problem you would tackle would be, how you would tackle it, and why. We did a version of this question before asking what the new mayor should accomplish, but this one assumes YOU were the mayor. Keep in mind, that the new mayor is not yet official either.

We look forward to hearing from you! Tell us on our social media channels, in the comments below, or if you prefer your comment to be private mail us at We will publish the results and select a variety of diverse responses early next week, as always!


Adam Judd
Mr. Adam Judd is the Co-owner of TPN Media since December 2017. He is originally from Washington D.C., America, but has also lived in Dallas, Sarasota, and Portsmouth. His background is in retail sales, HR, and operations management, and has written about news and Thailand for many years. He has lived in Pattaya for over nine years as a full-time resident, is well known locally and been visiting the country as a regular visitor for over a decade. His full contact information, including office contact information, can be found on our Contact Us page below. Stories please e-mail About Us: Contact Us: