By. Neil Williamson, President
In two weeks (9/30), the three remaining Charlottesville City Council candidates (Brian Pinkston, Juandiego Wade, Yas Washington) will sit down with Town Crier Productions President Sean Tubbs and me to discuss their vision for the City.
Now comes your part – If you were provided the opportunity to ask the candidates a question – What would you ask?
- Would you ask about the currently planned $.10 tax increase?
- Would you ask about the tenor of City meetings?
- Would you ask about the Police Chief firing?
- Would you ask about the Future Land Use Map?
- Might you ask about affordable housing?
- Is economic vitality an important topic?
- What of capital spending plans?
- Should we ask about the proposed parking garage?
- Or perhaps something else all together
Of course, Sean and I have questions but we want to open up the process to you.
Please comment here on the blog, send me an e-mail Neil@freeenterpriseforum.org or give me a call (434) 817-2380.
A good friend, Phil Palin, wrote about questions:
Who should I ask
Who is most likely to know
The answer to a persistent question
Uneasy, ill-formed, morphing
Stubborn in some lobe
What should I ask
What words can capture
The beguiling and elusive question
For many years refusing
To be revealed
When should I ask
When is it appropriate
A ripe moment for a fertile question
A season ready for asking
When will I know
Where should I ask
Where is a conductive setting
Where my question might be heard
Where can I find the words
Where answers await
Why should I ask
Who do I expect to listen
What potential might be revealed
When I ask the question
Where will it end
Please help us discern the important questions this election cycle.
Neil Williamson, President
Neil Williamson serves as the President of the Free Enterprise Forum, a privately funded public policy organization focused on central Virginia’s local governments. Learn more at www.freeenterpriseforum.org
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