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November 3, 2012

Glasgow City Council Candidates Respond

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GLASGOW —

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

A: The role of the city council is to serve the community of Glasgow. We should listen to and speak the citizen’s concerns. As a council member we need to know your concerns in order to address them.

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

A: All committee meetings are important and there are always items to be addressed, but the resolutions are presented to the council to be voted on.

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

A: I do not believe that committee minutes should be posted. These are meetings with department heads to keep us informed on daily issues or consider issues for future plans.

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

A: I do believe department heads should prepare quarterly reports and present these to the full council. This may prove to be more beneficial to our citizens.

Candidate:

Earl Hammons

Non incumbent

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

A: Budget Management (declining state and federal funds)

EPA mandated storm water management

Grow the Glasgow Economic Loan Fund (business expansion/recruitment)

Additional sources of revenue (other than increased taxation)

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

A: Seek Mayoral appointment to committees dealing with issues of question #1

Lobby for adequate project funding

Support department heads to ensure project completion

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

A: Both are necessary tools to balance a budget

Tax increases should be an option of last resort

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