advertisement

Board of Realtors' interviews of Columbia City Council candidates to go online

Wednesday, March 2, 2011 | 3:39 p.m. CST

COLUMBIA — The Columbia Board of Realtors plans video interviews of City Council candidates this week that will be shared with the public. 

The 45-minute interviews are expected to be posted without edits on the board’s website sometime next week, G. Michael Brown, CEO of Columbia Board of Realtors, said.  

Members of the board and its affiliates generated the interview questions. 

The board does not plan to endorse any specific candidate at this time, Brown said on Wednesday. 

“We are doing this because we want to have an honest and open conversation that reflects on the interest of property owners,” Brown said.  “By making it digital we are hoping to give a wide range of access to the public where they had not previously known where to get it from.” 

There are four city council candidates for the First Ward: Pam Forbes, Darrell Foster, Fred Schmidt and Mitch Richards; and two candidates for the Fifth Ward: Glen Ehrhardt and Helen Anthony.  The election is April 5. 

The Columbia Board of Realtors is an organization of real estate agents in Boone County. 


Like what you see here? Become a member.


Show Me the Errors (What's this?)

Report corrections or additions here. Leave comments below here.

You must be logged in to participate in the Show Me the Errors contest.


Comments

Gregg Bush March 2, 2011 | 8:44 p.m.

I commend the Columbia Board of Realtors for for doing these interviews and putting them online, however -
"We are doing this because we want to have an honest and open conversation that reflects on the interest of property owners."
The Columbia Board of Realtors does not represent the interest of property owners. They represent the interest of those who want to transfer real estate properties using licensed agents. It's not bad to represent the interest of property brokers (some of my good friends are), but being a broker and being a owner are not the same.

(Report Comment)

Leave a comment

Speak up and join the conversation! Make sure to follow the guidelines outlined below and register with our site. You must be logged in to comment. (Our full comment policy is here.)

  • Don't use obscene, profane or vulgar language.
  • Don't use language that makes personal attacks on fellow commenters or discriminates based on race, religion, gender or ethnicity.
  • Use your real first and last name when registering on the website. It will be published with every comment. (Read why we ask for that here.)
  • Don’t solicit or promote businesses.

We are not able to monitor every comment that comes through. If you see something objectionable, please click the "Report comment" link.

You must be logged in to comment.

Forget your password?

Don't have an account? Register here.

advertisements