Merriam mayoral and city council candidates on the issues: Potential $43 million federal floodplain funding

Turkey Creek flooding

Merriam mayoral and city council candidates discuss their vision for downtown Merriam, the floodplain and the potential $43 million federal funding to remove downtown from the floodplain. Above, Turkey Creek in downtown Merriam. File photo.

The Post asked readers in August about the issues they wanted to hear candidates running for Merriam mayor and city council seats address. Based on that feedback, we developed a five-item questionnaire with the most important issues to Merriam residents.

Each day this week, we’ll publish the candidates’ responses to one of five questions. Today, we’re publishing candidates’ responses to the following question: