Glasgow Daily Times, Glasgow, KY

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November 3, 2012

Glasgow City Council Candidates Respond

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GLASGOW —

Q: If elected, would you be more in favor of budget cuts or tax increases in order to balance the budget?

A: Budget cuts to the bare bone. No tax increases only as a last resort.

Q: If cuts are needed to balance the budget, are there specific departments in which you feel cuts could be made?

A: All departments would be looked at.

Q: What do you believe is the public’s role in city government and city council?

A: The city council represents the public. I work for the taxpayers.

Q: Do you think there should be an increase or decrease in the public’s role in government?

A: As a city council member, I’m always open for suggestions.

Q: Would you be in favor of reducing the number of council members? If so, would you favor a seven or nine-member council?

A: No – 7 members is too few, four members could control the council and mayor, nine members could do the same except 5 would control 12 seems to be a good representation.

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

A: Districts or wards would give the city an overall representation.

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

A: All council members are on committees. Committees 1 or 2 times per month. Meeting with or talking to citizens about problems they might have.

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

A: They are very important. I guess you could say the committees do the leg work.

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

A: Committee meeting are subject to open record law.

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