Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Commission candidates respond to Lee Public Voice Questionnaire

Candidates for BoCC have responded to Lee Public Voice's questionnaire.  Click here to read what the candidates are saying about issues we care about, and don't forget to vote in the August 26th primary.

Lee Public Voice (LPV) is a network of civic, community planning and environmental organizations whose goal is to ensure that Lee County government pursues policies that contribute to the long-term benefit of the citizens of Lee County and that those policies are decided in an open and accountable manner.  BikeWalkLee is an active participant in this network of organizations.

Rather than preparing a BikeWalkLee-specific candidate questionnaire as we did in 2010 and 2012, we have participated in the development of this broader questionnaire.  While there are no specific questions about complete streets, the questions posed reflect BikeWalkLee's overarching goals of good governance and high quality of life standards.

Lee Public Voice developed a Candidate Questionnaire that focused on the following important issues:

  • impact fees 
  • land conservation
  • budget decisions and priorities
  • community planning
  • Lee Plan/2035 Horizon/land use
  • transparency and citizen input 
  • the County's big picture.

All six candidates completed the questionnaire. The candidate responses are organized so that you can easily compare the positions of the competing candidates on each of the important issues that were raised with them. (Click here)

This year, two of the county commission seats are up for election, with multiple candidates for each seat in the August 26th primary election. Specifically, in District 2, a seat currently held by Cecil Pendergrass, there is no general election opponent so whoever wins the primary will become the commissioner from District 2.  In District 4, a seat currently held by Brian Hamman, there are three primary opponents and the winner of the Republican primary will compete against the one Democratic candidate in the general election in November. 

Don't forget to register to vote by July 28th, request your vote by mail ballot, and then VOTE!!

Click here for the responses from all six candidates.

Voting Details

  • In order to vote in this important primary election all Florida residents must be registered no later than July 28th. (click here for an application) 

  • If you're already registered to vote, you can now request a "vote by mail" ballot (call-239-533-8683 or click here)

  • If you've already requested an vote by mail ballot, look for it in your mail this week.

  • Early voting will be held from August 16-23rd.  To vote in person on August 26th, check here to identify your voting location.

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