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VIDEO: Rick Buford answers 11 questions

Monday, March 15, 2010 | 10:11 p.m. CDT; updated 10:01 a.m. CDT, Wednesday, March 17, 2010

COLUMBIA — Rick Buford, candidate for Columbia City Council in Ward 4, answers 11 questions in the videos below, each on an issue facing the city.

Watch Buford's opponents answer the same questions:

Rick Buford answers: What do you think are the most important issues related to transportation in Columbia?
Rick Buford answers: How would you rate city government in terms of transparency, and what, if anything, would you do to improve it?
Rick Buford answers: What do you think the primary goals of the city's new sustainability director should be?
Rick Buford 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?
Rick Buford answers: Would you vote to put a renewal of the city's sales tax for parks on the November ballot?
Rick Buford answers: What are your thoughts on comprehensive growth management planning now under way?
Rick Buford answers: What incentives, if any, should the city offer to bring in new businesses?
Rick Buford answers: Do you support the ballot issue calling for the city to place security cameras downtown?
Rick Buford answers: Is crime a problem in Columbia? If so, what do you believe to be the best way to curb crime in the city?
Rick Buford answers: Should the city be looking at new sources of revenue in tight economic times? If so, what are the best options?
Rick Buford 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?

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