Glasgow Daily Times, Glasgow, KY

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November 3, 2012

Glasgow City Council Candidates Respond

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GLASGOW —

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

A: While it’s difficult to pinpoint programs that would be cut, programs that could not be cut are those which provide the basic foundation for the life that we enjoy in Glasgow. Police, fire, and sanitation must all be allowed to grow if we are going to continue to grow as a community. Certainly as the economy starts to improve, things should start to become easier, but without a doubt, tight budgets are a big problem for municipalities everywhere.

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

A: We are elected to represent the citizens of Glasgow. Open communication and access to the Council is imperative for the electorate to have their views expressed.

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

A: Anytime the public does not take an active role in it’s government, the community as a whole suffers.

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: I think the Council is where it needs to be right now. But it is certainly something I would take into consideration if elected.

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

A: I would advocate that if the decision were made to split the city into districts, there would need to be a couple of at-large members to try to prevent competition and division about already limited resources. I think one unified council elected from members at large have served the city well for many years and should continue to do so.

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