From Friends of Harford:
As we did in the primary elections, Friends of Harford invited all 14 candidates running for County Executive, County Council President, or County Council member (Districts A through F) in Harford County to reply to questions related to land use and quality of life in our community. All replies received by October 2 were posted on October 3.
We thank all the candidates who took the time to answer our questions.
The link below will take you to a Friends of Harford page with tables containing the names of the candidates for the offices above.
– All the candidates who replied to our questions have a link to their unedited replies in the right hand two columns (general and primary election replies).
– Also, the name of each candidate who identified a campaign web page is linked to their page regardless of whether they replied.
General Elections. Friends of Harford asked each candidate in the general elections for County Executive or for County Council to answer three questions relating to land use and quality of life in our community. In exchange, we would post their answers on our website on October 3rd along with a link to the candidate’s web site, and would email members of our distribution list with notice of its availability. The questions are:
Question 1: By the time a project’s CIM is announced, the project can’t be stopped unless it is found to violate county law. Although citizens can request the developer to make changes in his project, such requests can be ignored. Would you propose changes to the CIM process to allow the public meaningful input early enough to affect development projects?
Question 2: County Government has determined that there is a backlog of work to correct past mistakes and perform maintenance upgrades to properly handle stormwater runoff. Do you support a Stormwater Utility Fee? If not, how will you fund the remediation projects required to meet state and federal mandates?
Question 3: Harford County has a unique opportunity to change the piecemeal way in which the county has historically developed, starting with the 1,100+ acres newly added to the Development Envelope (the non-rural area). What should be the role of government in planning for desirable communities and adequate public facilities? Do you have any specific ideas for improvements to the Zoning Code, Master Plan, Comprehensive Zoning Review or development regulations?
Please visit this page for candidate replies, or follow the link in the header on our home page. We hope it is useful to you.
Please vote in the general election on November 4, 2014 or during early voting October 23-30.
For local voting information see www.harfordvotes.info