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Your Chance to Ask Candidates About Key Issues Facing Waukesha

The Waukesha Common Council will tackle some key issues in 2013, and Patch is asking our readers to pose some questions for the candidates who are running for alderman this spring.

Don't look now, but there's another election just around the corner.

Three candidates are running for the  on the Waukesha Common Council. The top two vote-getters in each primary will advance to the April 2 general election.

Waukesha Patch will be there every step of the way as we cover both races, but this time around, we are going to have our readers get more involved in our coverage of the campaign. And we're starting by asking you to help us formulate questions for the candidates.

Patch will soon contact the candidates to get biographical information as well as their views on the issues facing the city. But we don't want to be the only ones posing the questions; we want to hear what's on your mind as well.

We're also soliciting questions for the candidates running in the Republican primary in the which encompasses part of Waukesha. 

If you have a question you would like to ask one or all of the candidates, post it in the comments section below or on our Facebook page. We'll do our best to include your question as part of our coverage of this key race.

Chris B January 22, 2013 at 03:04 AM
LOCAL CANDIDATE QUESTIONS: 1) Duplication usually results in increased costs, and therefore can cause an increase in taxes. Do you support or not support consolidating city dispatch with the county? Why or why not? 2) Do you support the current Great Lakes Water application? Why or why not? 3) With the recent BID ( Business Improvement District ) dysfunctional issues, do you support or not support the current recommendations to have the BID serve as a "grant source" for downtown special events? Why or why not? 4) A change in the street closure ordinance is currently under review with the Ordinance and Licensing Committee. Do you support street closures for special events? Should there be any restriction on the street closures (i.e. so many times per week or per month) in any given area at a given time? Why or why not? FOR ALL CANDIDATES: What is the framework of decision making that you will use to make decisions? i.e. whether to vote yes or no on an issue.
Mark Maley January 25, 2013 at 01:14 AM
Thanks, Chris, for the great questions!

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