The Columbia Missourian asked the five Columbia City Council candidates a series of questions in video interviews. The questions the candidates were asked are:
- What strategies do you believe are most promising for supporting existing businesses and for attracting new business, industry and jobs to town?
- What are your thoughts about the consultant's report that found low morale and problematic leadership in the Columbia Police Department?
- What are your perceptions about crime in Columbia?
- Responsible budgeting has been a consistent theme in the City Council campaign. If you are elected, what would be your budget priorities, and what areas do you believe are expendable or need attention?
- What more can the city do to ensure responsible growth?
- If elected, what will be your first priority upon entering office?
Mike Atkinson is a candidate for the Second Ward.
Bill Pauls is a candidate for the Second Ward.
Michael Trapp is a candidate for the Second Ward.
Barbara Hoppe is the incumbent Sixth Ward councilwoman and is seeking re-election.
Bill Tillotson is a candidate for the Sixth Ward.