Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Miscellaneous questions - Bob Strawn

1. Should the city extend non-discrimination protections to include sexual orientation? If so, should an exemption be permitted for religious beliefs?

No. If religious organizations are to be exempt then religious people should be as well.  The law should be consistent.  Religion is about a set of moral values and beliefs, not about buildings (organizations).  This was my argument against the law passed during mayor Snead’s last term and will remain so in the future.

2. To what extent would you favor exploration of inter-governmental consolidation?

I strongly favor a STUDY about the pluses and minus of consolidating city, county and RCPD governance. It’s a platform plank in my campaign.  We should be looking for government that’s more efficient, effective, lower cost and closer to the people it serves.

3. Do you think the city needs a vicious/dangerous breed ordinance?

Not beyond existing law.

4. Do you think the city needs to do more with gun control?

Not beyond existing law.

5. Should the city revisit a rental inspection program?

I have in my prior term recused myself from this subject due to a conflict of interests with my family’s bookkeeping business, will remain neutral on the subject in the future and will not favor it being on the city commission agenda during my term if elected.

6. Should the city build, expand or improve its Parks and Rec Department offices?

This is a budgetary issue and must be consistent with reducing the overall city debt which has higher priority.


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