Q: Would you be in favor of splitting the city into districts from which each city council member would be elected?
A: No, I think the way it is currently being done gives everyone equal playing fields for election.
Q: What is the role of a city council member in conducting city business?
A: To represent the public and to consider the well-being and interests of the city. Develop and evaluate the policies and programs of the city, to maintain the financial integrity of the city.
Q: Are the actions of committees more/less important than the actions of city council as a whole?
A: In making decisions, the council considers the recommendations of the committee’s and vote on those as a whole. The city council expects to receive recommendations from committees that reflects the individual and collective knowledge and thinking of the committee, particularly from a citizen perspective.
Q: Should committee minutes and actions be posted on the city’s website?
A: I feel that the current process of communicating council actions is effective for public interest.
Q: Should city department heads be required to give in-person quarterly reports to a full council?
A: Yes, I think it’s a good idea that department heads give updates quarterly to full council. That way the council and public will know what’s going on with each department.
Q: In your opinion, what are the critical issues facing Glasgow over the next two years?
A: The critical issues of our area reflect to a large degree what is going on in the United States, a need for growth in the job arena. Specifically, more opportunity for the people to find work to support their families. Managing the city budget is a close partner with the critical issue you ask about.