Thursday, October 29, 1998
1. Name, occupation, number of years in the city.
2. How much do you plan to raise and spend?
3. Is Sand City too reliant on retail development? Should the city continue to pursue large scale retail development?
4. How well is Sand City handling the needs of its residential community?
5. Should Sand City continue to grow? If so, where? Should development of the coastal areas be allowed?
6. How well is Sand City addressing the need for infrastructure improvements? What, if anything, should be done differently?
7. Why are you the best candidate for this position?
Union carpenter, construction superintendent.
12-year Sand City homeowner
2. Will spend less than $1,000
3. Sand City is dependent on revenue from retail development. Without this, the city would remain in its former "blighted" condition. However, Sand City has reached its limit with large-scale retail development & needs to diversify redevelopment efforts.
4. Sand City makes every effort in finding ways to continue improving the quality of life for its residents. In its planning & redevelopment activities. Sand City has & will continue to give special consideration to the needs & concerns of its residents.
5. Sand City should continue to grow & flourish in a responsible manner. I support efforts to continue developing a residential area. Affordable housing units would be ideal. Sand City's coastal areas have the potential of becoming an asset.
6. Sand City's "Capitol Improvement Plan" is being implemented by continuing to make improvements to its infrastructure. I would like to see electrical, telephone & cable utilities placed underground.
7. As the newest member of the council, I bring fresh ideas & have no hidden agenda(s). My collection of skills, experience & concern have prepared me to be an effective & judicious member of Sand City's council.
2. Raise/spend $0
3. Sand City isn't reliant on retail, because we have a lot of industrial. I think the city should pursue some retail development, but not on a large scale.
4. In the past, Sand City hasn't looked after the needs of the residents as much as it looked at the needs of the developers.
5. Sand City should continue to grow while catering more to the residents' needs for improved streets, sidewalks and residential parking. I believe Sand City shouldn't develop the coastal areas, except for recreational uses.
6. Sand City has done a fair job at improving the infrastructure, but we can improve it more by giving residents options to vote on important issues through direct democracy.
7. I believe every candidate has some good ideas, and that none should be rated as the best candidate. I just believe that the community needs some new input in the areas of development, recreation and residents' needs.
Visual Communications Director
2. Will spend $100 of own money
3. Yes & No. Sand City has shown an awareness of where the economy is now. This awareness will sustain us as economic cycles evolve. (b) Somewhat, with greater emphasis on local artisans, small businesses & high tech (software) industries.
4. We've just begun to create a strong economic base. With this challenge met, I'll begin to put money back into the residential community, which will address the needs of our youth, families & senior citizens.
5. a) The city will continue to grow. Rate & direction are the issues. b) Current/ future environmental impact reports will help to determine the best places for development(s). c) My agenda stresses communication with the voters. Let's educate them.
6. a) As the city's economic base continues to solidify, this will facilitate needed changes & improvements. b) I will work for: A desalination plant, improved water delivery & gray water sewage reclamation, underground wiring.
7. I represent the average person with an awareness of the larger development issues. I'm young enough to be open, & mature enough to approach our challenges realistically. I have the energy, social consciousness, & a vision for preserving our city's integrity.
2. Will raise/spend $0
3. There are many sources for a city to receive revenue. One of them is retail. I am pleased with the retail centers that have been developed thus far & would regard carefully any new proposals just as I have done in the past.
4. It has been difficult for the city until now to pursue residential development in the residential zones. Most residents are scattered through commercial zones. Since we have so few residents our city makes it a point to listen to them.
5. Sand City is changing. I have seen it change much for the better & I hope I can continue to see it change, so that no one would even think of our city again as just a place where one only goes to dump garbage or repair a car.
6. We have one of the finest police forces. My goal is to make Sand City even better by continuing tree planting & planned infrastructure improvements. Without dollars from retail & future development, these would be impossible.
7. I care about this city. I care about those that choose to call it their home, as I have. I have made it a conscious choice to raise five beautiful children here & hope to continue to serve the fine people of Sand City another four years.
James "Green Bud" Ogle
3. A large proportion of voters are afraid to register to vote for fear of retaliation, being called to jury duty, in courts that are not based on fairly elected judges, & just general disenchantment with a corrupted system.
4. So a group of people have been forming a county-wide committee, made up of members of all political parties Many of our supporters won't run in public elections. We are a small group, but we're fast growing.
5. Residents should obtain state voter registration forms & begin going door-to-door & start registering new members of all parties. Don't be afraid of democracy, as the alternative is dictatorship or total anarchy.
6. Should pro-free speech candidates win in Sand City we should launch a voter registration drive in conjunction with every worker, resident & customer that lives & shops in Sand City next summer. We must expand voter registration throughout America.
7. On Nov. 3 USA Parliament endorses: US Congress: #1 Natural Law or #2 Republican; US Senate: Libertarian; Governor: Natural Law; Lt. Governor: Green; Secretary of State: Republican; Treasurer: Peace & Freedom.