Sept. 1, 2015
Five of the candidates on the Sept. 15 primary ballot for City Council Districts addressed the Forum today.
Scott Jenkins and John Autry are running in District 5. Rosa Hodge-Mustafa and LaWana Mayfield are running in District 3. Al Austin is running in District 2.
Steven Jones in District 2 and Warren Turner in District 3 were invited but did not attend.
Rosa Hodge-Mustafa’s arrival was delayed. Her introductory presentation occurred during the Q&A, at the place marked.
Below are videos from the presentations and the Q&A that followed.
Q: What would you like to accomplish if you are elected?
Q: Eastland was torn down without a viable plan. We’re getting an antiquated trolley tying up traffic. How do we undo these decisions?
Q: How many youth were in the Mayor’s Mentoring Alliance this summer?
Q: What will you do about the increasing number of men pushing grocery carts around town?
Rosa Hodge-Mustafa’s introductory presentation
Q: How would you increase mixed-income housing so we can have more desegregation in our schools?
Q: Why aren’t City Council candidtes more involved in school board candidate forums?
Q: What will you do to convince council members opposed to mixed-income housing to support it?
Q: Talk to me about travel expenses, one of which was $17,000.
Q: What is going to be done about these senseless killings? I lost my son. He was 13, just out having fun, not bothering anybody.