Glasgow Daily Times, Glasgow, KY

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November 3, 2012

Glasgow City Council Candidates Respond

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GLASGOW —

Q: Would you be in favor of splitting the city into districts from which each city council member would be elected?

A: Yes, because then each member could specialize in certain areas and could give their district undivided attention which would result in more action taken to solve any issues presented to the council.

Q: What is the role of a city council member in conducting city business?

A: To serve on a committee or committees that have been appointed to me for the benefit of the city and its citizens. Also, to pass or reject legislative ordinance that come before the council.

Q: Are the actions of committees more/less important than the actions of city council as a whole?

A: I feel that each are equally important. As a council member, you are made aware of any issues that need attention. As a committee member, you are given the opportunity to specialize in solving these issues.

Q: Should committee minutes and actions be posted on the city’s website?

A: I do not think this is necessary since people are notified in advance of the meetings and have an opportunity to attend in person.

Q: Should city department heads be required to give in-person quarterly reports to a full council?

A: I think not because the department heads report to their own superior if need be the superior may report to the city council if they feel this is necessary.

Candidate:

Joe Trigg

Non incumbent

Q. In your opinion, what are the critical issues facing Glasgow over the next two years?

A. I think the main two issues Glasgow will be facing over the coming years is the potential lack of funding for the city's aging infrastructure and our ability to provide local jobs for our residents. With less money coming from federal and state level and the stagnant housing market generating less tax revenue our city is expected to do more with less. Our residents want and need job opportunities within Glasgow.

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