What Are Your Top Three Issues on Election Day?
April 2 is just around the corner. Last night at the Chelmsford Center for the Arts, we heard the candidates' top three issues, what are yours?
We've got less than a month to go before the 2013 Chelmsford Town Election, and today we want to ask you what your top three issues will be when trying to choose your two votes, or for that matter, what are the top three issues facing the town overall.
Here's what the candidates said last night at the Chelmsford Busines Association debate. You can see the full debate on Chelmsford Telemedia, we'll have more on the issues brought up during the debate later on as well.
And don't forget our live chat at noon today with candidate Bob Joyce!
Janet Askenburg -
#1. - Having town government run as efficiently as possible
#2. - Active oversight of town government, particularly with monthly budget analysis
#3. - Filling commercial vacancies in town.
Roland Van Liew
#1. - Proper oversight and transparency of town government.
#2. - Revamping the town's accounting process to control costs.
#3. - Work toward regional solutions on things like affordable housing and the preservation of open space.
#1. - Helping residents in Williamsburg who could see their insurance go up due to the nearby proposed Pawtucket Bladder Dam.
#2. - Moving to a regionalized 911 dispatch center
#3. - Increasing volunteering in town.
#1. - Continue appropriate management of capital projects in town.
#2. - Maintain the town's stabilization fund.
#3. - Keep an open and fair mind on issues such as grinder pumps.
#1. - Controlling the rising cost of taxes through deferring free cash in the budget back to taxpayers rather than funding new projects.
#2. - Better visibility of town spending.
#3. - Keeping capital costs under control.