Oct. 22, 2013
A number of candidates for at-large and district seats on the Charlotte City Council addressed the Forum today. A different group of candidates participated Oct. 15.
Participating were Claire Fallon, at-large; Al Austin, District 2; Greg Phipps, District 4; and Michael Zytkow, District 4. Zytkow is an independent; the rest are Democrats.
Below is video from the Oct. 22 session.
Q&A Part 1
Q: Revolutions begin when people can’t feed their families. Can people feed their families on jobs coming now? And will companies narrow the disparity between CEO and worker pay — before the city explodes?
Q: Your south Charlotte district has been resistant to affordable housing. How would you educate constituents on the need for housing in all areas and how would you work with other council members to make it happen?
Q: Where do you stand on open meetings? Will you accept private meetings when it’s lawful, even when the public issues being decided ought to be decided in public session?
Q&A Part 2
Q: Mr. Driggs, as a conservative Republican, do you align your goals and objectives with the current administration at the state level?
Q: Do you support the Gold line streetcar? How would you fund it? If you don’t support it, how would you connect east-west and north-south?
Q: Mr. Zytkow, you say you would reform the Citizens Review Board. How would you do that?
Q: What programs will help people with a criminal record who want to work but are not being offered jobs?