Sarah Read, candidate for Columbia City Council in Ward 4,
answers 11 questions in the videos below, each on an issue facing the
Watch Read's opponents answer the same questions:
Sarah Read answers: What do you think are the most important issues related to transportation in Columbia?
Sarah Read answers: How would you rate city government in terms of transparency, and what, if anything, would you do to improve it?
Sarah Read answers: What do you think the primary goals of the city's new sustainability director should be?
Sarah Read 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? Why or why not?
Sarah Read answers: Would you vote to put a renewal of the city's sales tax for parks on the November ballot?
Sarah Read answers: What are your thoughts on comprehensive growth management planning now under way?
Sarah Read answers: What incentives, if any, should the city offer to bring in new businesses?
Sarah Read answers: Do you support the ballot issue calling for the city to place security cameras downtown?
Sarah Read answers: Do you think crime is a problem in Columbia? If so, what is the best way to curb crime in the city?
Sarah Read answers: Should the city be looking at new sources of revenue in tight economic times? If so, what are the best options?
Sarah Read 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?