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.