NEW!! The Expositor published interviews with the Ward 3 Councillor Candidates on Oct 3, 2018.
Independently of the Expositor, in September 2018, at the request of Myles Rusak, one of the Ward 3 Candidates, we provided each of the Ward 3 Councillor Candidates with a list of questions very similar to those we asked the Councillor Candidates for Ward 2. We asked the candidates to submit their written responses. (No in person interview was completed in this case.) To date (Sept 30, 2018) we have received responses from Candidates Clifford Atfield, John Bell, John Peirce, Myles Rusak and Marty Verhey.
Please remember that you can also contact the Candidates directly with your questions.
Questions for the Ward 3 Councillor candidates:
(Click on each of the questions listed below to go to the candidates’ responses.)
1a. What are the roles of a Councillor?
1b. How do you see yourself managing/meeting electors’ expectations versus the demands in the legally mandated policy-making and stewardship requirements of the positions?
1c. What are the benefits to residents of having 2 councillors represent them?
1d. How will you work with the second Ward 3 Councillor to ensure you coordinate your efforts and keep your constituents informed of relevant discussions and decisions?
2a. What do you see as the top issues facing Paris as a whole and Ward 3 in particular?
2b. Divisions are developing in Wards on how to handle significant changes that are coming with the current and planned growth in Paris. How would you along with the new Council work to mitigate residents’ concerns and divisions?
3a. How would you see improving communications with residents, both from Council and County staff?
3b. Other Comments?