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.
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