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: Districts is something that could be looked also. There is not a problem now but one could have several from one street or neighborhood being on the council the way it is now.

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

A: The role of a council member is to represent the citizens that elect them.

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

A: The actions of committees are important because everything that needs to be done cannot be done only at the council meetings.

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

A: All committee meeting minutes and actions are public record and anyone can see them when desired.

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

A: Candidate gave no response.

Candidate:

Stacy Hammer

Incumbent

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

A: The most critical issue facing Glasgow, in my opinion, is solving economic problems. These issues not only affect Glasgow, but the entire country.

Q: If elected, what are the measures you will propose in order to address these issues?

A: I would propose concentrating our efforts on creating new jobs. Attracting new industries is important, and also helping our existing businesses to expand is crucial. The council could cooperate with our Governor, State Representative, County Judge Executive, Mayor and private sectors to accomplish this goal. We could work on securing loans or grants for new businesses and to assist those that are here to remain in Glasgow. We, as a city, would need to steadfast in creating and maintain jobs. Glasgow is very fortunate to have several factories that we wouldn’t want to lose.

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