MULTIMEDIA: City Council candidates speak about the issues
By Missourian Staff
March 22, 2012 | 4:46 p.m. CDT
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?