Villagers: It’s election season. With the completion of the Ward 5 primary Tuesday, April’s ballot is set. And as such, it’s time to delve into where the candidates stand on the issues that will impact the future of our fair city.
As we do each election season, we’ll be putting out a questionnaire to the candidates in a number of local elections (specifically, the Mission mayoral race, the Mission city council race, the Prairie Village city council race, and the Westwood city council race). And we’re starting that process off today by unveiling the questions we have for the PV candidates.
And here they are:
- The controversy surrounding the Mission Chateau senior living development saw many residents raising concerns about Prairie Village being branded a “retirement community.” Do you see this as an issue? If so, what does the city need to do to counter that image and attract young families?
- In 2012, the Prairie Village City Council voted to keep the Mission Valley property zoned R1-A without conducting an analysis of other potential uses for the site. Do you think the city should have considered commercial uses for the site? Under what circumstances would you favor the commercial development of land that might become available in Prairie Village in the future?
- For the past several years, the Prairie Village City Council has allocated substantially less to street and parks maintenance and improvement than experts recommend. Would you be willing to raise taxes to support more funding for streets and parks? Why or why not?
We’ll be sending these questions out to the candidates today. Look for their responses starting Wednesday, March 12. Check back here in the coming days as we release our questionnaires for the candidates in Mission and Westwood.