Merriam mayoral and city council candidates on the issues: Pushback on panhandling ordinance

Merriam panhandling photo

Merriam mayoral and city council candidates weigh in on a controversial city ordinance that limits people from standing in medians at nine busy intersections. Above, a man panhandling in a Merriam median. 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: