Here is a run down of what you will see in this weeks Sydenham Current Mailbox!
– Poll question results for: “What issues do you want to know more about with the Chatham-Kent election coming up?”
– ICYMI (In Case You Missed It): We released our election coverage over the Thanksgiving weekend called No Bull.
– Hot topic: Voting begins across Chatham-Kent
– New poll question
What issues do you want to know more about with the Chatham-Kent election coming up?
– Economic Development / Jobs 35.29% (12 votes)
– Budget / Taxes 23.53% (8 votes)
– Healthcare 14.71% (5 votes)
– Agriculture 8.82% (3 votes)
– Tourism 8.82% (3 votes)
– Municipal Governance 8.82% (3 votes)
Total Votes: 34
We released our 2014 Chatham-Kent election feature over the weekend, called: No Bull.
We interviewed all the candidates running for mayor, for Ward 5 councillor and for Ward 4 councillor as well.
We asked them each 10 questions and they had one-minute to respond.
You can find all the responses here:
1 – Jobs and Economic Development
Question: “Give an example how you specifically plan to improve economic development in the community?”
2- Mayor’s and Councillor’s Role
Question: “What do you feel your job description is as (Mayor/Councillor)?”
3 – The Chatham-Kent Budget
Question: “Each year, Chatham-Kent council deliberates a multi-million dollar budget and subsequently the community operates every day with those budget guidelines. Cuts are always debated, and sometimes approved and sometimes turned aside. If you had to make a major cut, where would it come from?”
4 – Illegal drugs in Chatham-Kent
Question: “With police reports routinely containing drugs busts and drug-related arrests and social media chatter and discussion among the community often talking about “the drug problem” in the community… what is your stance on this? Is there a problem and can this be fixed?”
5 – Ward boundaries and size of council
Question: “A corporate review of the Municipality was conducted a few years ago, where some options were posed to council, which included: reducing the size of council and changing Ward boundaries. Would you want to see either of these changes implemented in the future?”
6 – Municipal service review
Question: “The Municipal service review was a practice that started recently in Chatham-Kent. Do you feel any cost savings was achieved with this process and is this service review something that should continue?”
7 – Healthcare
Question: “Healthcare has been a hot-topic over the years with the Sydenham Campus, provincial cuts, physician recruitment and healthcare services provided in the community with more of a team approach. What can you do if elected to ensure the community receives good, quality, healthcare?”
8 – Agriculture across Chatham-Kent
Question: “Agriculture is big business in Chatham-Kent; with green houses, value added agriculture and processing, exporting and agri-business. How do you plan on supporting the Ag. sector?”
9 – Candidates weaknesses
Question: “What are your weaknesses?”
10 – Tourism
Question: “What are your ideas to increase tourism in the community (your Ward)?”
NEW POLL QUESTION
This poll is also posted on the homepage of the Sydenham Current!