Over the weekend I’m going to send out questions to the City Council candidates who will be on the ballot in November. I could do similar questions to the Mayor’s race, at least 1-4. 5 was less policy and more executive specific. So I could add another policy question or if you think there’s something Council specific that ought to be addressed, that would be fine too.
I should also note that I don’t actually expect anyone to answer them. I’ve made joke endorsements when only one candidate from a crowded field responded (although I have always voted for them if I made the endorsement), but honestly, I know HA, especially post Goldy is low on the list of places to respond to. Two years ago it felt like only one of the races got any serious coverage. Maybe that’s the nature of things when it’s all insider incumbents. Or maybe it was the perceived nature of the candidates. But I didn’t like the powers that be deciding that the challengers don’t really count. This year I think some of the challengers have got better press, so it’s maybe not as important. But I’d like to let people answer the questions in a way that isn’t gotcha or soundbite journalism if they want to.
All this to say, if you have an issue you’d like to see covered that isn’t addressed in the linked questions, let me know. And if you’d like questions asked in any other race, by all means suggest away.