Tuesday, October 30, 2007

The format for tonight in Highlands

Format for the Candidate Panel

The format for the candidate panel will include these questions, with each of the five candidates being given 2 minutes to answer each question. The program is intended to run from 7-10 p.m., so not all questions may be asked for the sake of time and audience participation.

The last half hour of the event, questions will be taken from the audience, selected at random, read by me to the candidates. At that time, each candidate will have 2 minutes to answer each question. So, no question can be directed solely at one candidate. And, no audience member may directly ask questions to the candidates or ask more than one question.

1. How are you going to lower taxes in the borough of Highlands as an elected official should you win this term?
2. How are you going to help attract businesses to the borough?
3. How do you believe the Route 36 corridor should be used? Business or residential?
4. Is the Highlands Business Partnership working in the borough, what do you see as its role in reinvigorating the town?
5. The fire house has been an issue of debate in town for a few years. What is your plan to get the firefighters into their house during this term should you win office?
6. What is the most important thing about Highlands that should not change with progress?
7. Should a library be an issue in town? If so, how should it be funded?
8. What are you plans to improve municipal infrastructure, but more importantly how are you going to fund it?
9. Recreation in town is an important issue: Should there be improvements and, if so, how are you going to fund improvements?
10. Flooding remains to be an issue in town. What is your plan to alleviate flooding, and how are you going to fund it?
11. What do you believe is the most important issue in town?

There will be an intermission roughly half-way through the event, and questions will be placed in a box at the door by audience members.

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