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Should treasurers be elected?

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

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Here’s another part of our Q&A series with City Treasurer candidates: At least one candidate running for City Council has discussed the possibility of changing the office of treasurer from an elected position to one that serves under the authority of City Council. Is that a good or bad idea?

Rasoul, Goodlatte & Allen Q&A

Monday, October 27, 2008

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I’ve been so focused on city races that I haven’t had time to write much about the congressional race. Luckily, WMRA has already done a Q&A with all three 6th district candidates on the ballot: Sam Rasoul, Bob Goodlatte, and Janice Lee Allen. They’re short, and worth a listen.

Council Candidates on Technology

Monday, October 27, 2008

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Continuing the Q&A series with City Council candidates: What is your vision for the technological future of the city? Should Council devote time, resources and money to attract the high tech industry here?

Treasurer Candidates on their Qualifications

Monday, October 27, 2008

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As part of our ongoing Q&A with local candidates, we asked all three candidates for City Treasurer; Why are you running for Treasurer? What qualifies you to hold the office? Here are their responses, unedited, in the order I received them:

What is “smart growth?”

Friday, October 24, 2008

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“Smart growth” is a trendy buzzword that urban planners have been using for years, but what does it actually mean? As part of the Q&A series, we asked the candidates for City Council: What does “smart growth” mean to you as it relates to Harrisonburg? Are you in favor of it? If so, how should […]

What does the City Treasurer do?

Thursday, October 23, 2008

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As part of our ongoing Q&A with local candidates, we asked all three candidates for City Treasurer; What does a City Treasurer do? What impact does the office have on the average city resident? Here are their responses, unedited, in the order I received them:

Council Candidates on Annexation

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

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Continuing the Q&A series with City Council candidates: Since Harrisonburg has a history of annexing to expand the city limits — the last one occurred in the 1980s — we asked, Virginia’s annexation moratorium for independent cities is due to expire in two years. Are you in favor of annexing into Rockingham County? If so, […]

Council Candidates on County Cooperation

Monday, October 20, 2008

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Another installment of the ongoing Q&A series with City Council candidates. All responses are listed unedited, in the order in which they were received. What sort of relationship should the city have with Rockingham County? Can county-city cooperation benefit residents of both municipalities? If so, how?

Council Candidates on Const. Offices

Friday, October 17, 2008

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This is part on the ongoing Q&A series with City Council candidates. We’ll be emailing candidates questions and posting answers periodically throughout the month of October. All responses are listed unedited, in the order in which they were received. Is it appropriate to consider eliminating Constitutional Offices in the City? If so, what authority does […]

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