VIDEO: Karl Skala answers 11 questions

Monday, March 8, 2010 | 9:05 p.m. CST; updated 9:44 p.m. CST, Monday, March 8, 2010

Below, watch Ward 3 City Councilman Karl Skala's answers to several questions about issues facing the city.

Click here to watch Skala's opponent, Gary Kespohl, answer the same questions.


Karl Skala answers: How would you rate city government in terms of transparency and what, if anything, would you do to improve it?
Karl Skala answers: Should the city be looking at new sources of revenue in tight economic times? If so, what are the best options?
Karl Skala answers: Would you vote to put a renewal of the city's sales tax for parks on the November ballot?
Karl Skala answers: What do you think are the most important issues related to transportation in Columbia?
Karl Skala answers: There's been quite a bit of debate on the balance of power between the City Council and city manager; do you think council members should have more input in executive decisions?
Karl Skala answers: What incentives, if any, should the city offer to bring in new businesses?
Karl Skala answers: Is crime a problem in Columbia? If so, what do you think is the best way to curb crime in the city?
Karl Skala answers: Do you support the ballot issue calling for the city to place security cameras downtown?
Karl Skala answers: Columbia's population now exceeds 100,000, and ward boundaries will have to be redrawn after the 2010 census; do you believe the city should add more wards and council members?
Karl Skala answers: What are your thoughts on comprehensive growth management planning now under way?
Karl Skala answers: What do you think the primary goals of the city's new sustainability director should be?

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