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Council Hopefuls Share Their Views On Environment And Transportation

Council Hopefuls Share Their Views On Environment And Transportation

Seven people who want to be City Councilors have told voters how they stand on the environment and transportation. Five Democrats and two Republicans fielded questions Wednesday from the Sierra Club and similar groups. Democrat Adam Lees (pictured third from right) is skeptical of a proposed ordinance that would set a three-minute limit on idling vehicles that are not stuck in traffic. Incumbent Democrat Kristin Szakos (pictured second from right) believes there are ways to make that idea work. Republican Buddy Weber (pictured right) says city voters deserve trash collection and recycling that are efficient. Democrat Wes Bellamy (pictured left) says there’s a need for environmental education in some city neighborhoods. Democrat Bob Fenwick (pictured third from left) favors having 25 m.p.h. be the speed limit across the city except on the 250 Bypass and Fifth Street Extended. Republican Mike Farruggio (pictured second from left) is unhappy about the city’s new stormwater fee and he wants to see a better traffic flow. Democrat Melvin Grady (pictured center) says the city ought to modernize its recycling efforts. The five Democrats are rivals in a June 11th primary and the two Republicans have already been nominated for the November 5th general election.