We sent the below survey to all the mayoral and council candidates. See the posts that follow for the responses we received.
|Why did you decide to run for office?|
|What experience do you have with municipal government, in Grande Prairie or elsewhere?|
|If elected, your term will run until 2021. What do you want Grande Prairie to look like four years from now?|
|The average property tax bill in Grande Prairie is about $3,500. If we use the percentages from the 2016 Taxpayer Information handout and set aside the portion for schools, that means we use that homeowner’s taxes in this way
To explain some of the labels
Corporate Services include things such as information technology, facility maintenance, and finance.
City Manager’s Office includes communications, human resources, and legislative services, among others.
Community Living looks after transit, the Eastlink Centre, Coca-Cola Centre, Heritage, Parks, and Recreation
Community Safety and Growth covers fire, RCMP, enforcement services, transportation, engineering, inspection, and planning.
How would you like to see that money allocated among those uses?
|Many candidates talk about change but what do you think is working well in the city; what would you want to keep the same?|
|We conducted a survey that identified Crime and Public Safety, Taxes, and Economic Growth as the top three issues for residents. What are your thoughts on those issues?|
|When voters ask “Why should I vote for you?”, what’s your answer?|