VIDEO: Gary Kespohl answers 11 questions
Monday, March 8, 2010 | 9:26 p.m. CST;
updated 6:35 p.m. CST, Tuesday, March 9, 2010
Gary Kespohl, who's running for the Ward 3 City Council seat,
talks about sustainability, the relationship between the council and
the city manager, and more.
Click here to watch Kespohl's opponent, incumbent Karl Skala, answer the same questions.
Gary Kespohl answers: How would you rate city government in terms of transparency and what, if anything, would you do to improve it?
Gary Kespohl answers: Should the city be looking at new sources of revenue in tight economic times? If so, what are the best options?
Gary Kespohl answers: Would you vote to put a renewal of the city's sales tax for parks on the November ballot?
Gary Kespohl answers: What do you think are the most important issues related to transportation in Columbia?
Gary Kespohl 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?
Gary Kespohl answers: What incentives, if any, should the city offer to bring in new businesses?
Gary Kespohl answers: Is crime a problem in Columbia? If so, what do you think is the best way to curb crime in the city?
Gary Kespohl answers: Do you support the ballot issue calling for the city to place security cameras downtown?
Gary Kespohl 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?
Gary Kespohl answers: What are your thoughts on comprehensive growth managment planning now under way?
Gary Kespohl answers: What do you think the primary goals of the city's new sustainability director should be?
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