Regarding the 2 candidates and About the Candidate Questionnaire. Jay Lin & Nazeera Dawood, who chose Not to participate in our JCP Questionnaire, many questions have been raised if they can still participate even though the deadline was Sept 8th.
It wouldn't be fair to the other candidates' who met the 5-day deadline. It wouldn't be fair to have an additional
All the questions/replies are formatted and scheduled to publish on the server. We are trickling them out so as not to overwhelm the readers. There are a lot of candidates and we covered a variety of issues. However, Candidates can reply in the comments area as so many others have done.
Communications are an important role for City Council Members. Answering questions is important. Follow up is important. The campaign is the time to find out how each candidate operates and thinks about the important issues.
The ability to come to conclusions quickly is important. City Council Members are presented with information and make laws during the Council Meeting. Motions are changed in real time and a Council Member will not have days or weeks to reach their decision. The vote will occur whether or not they have generated their own conclusion.
Also important as a Council Member is admitting when one has erred. Not doing so paralyzes them going forward.
Most of the issues above all rely upon the principles the candidate holds true and plans to govern by. When the principles held are unclear to the candidate, it will indeed take much longer to reach a decision in most cases.
What is your thought About the Candidate Questionnaire?