Q: Do you have any additional campaign materials such as mailers or flyers that we can see before the election?
A: Other than my own flyers which I or someone may hand to you personally, authorization of the use of my name in campaign advertising has been given to BTA and BRA only. Any other flyers or mailers that might bear my name are not unauthorized by me, especially unsigned materials. Always make sure authorization is stated.
Q: What is your position on spending?
A: I am a fiscal conservative. I will strive to make the most of the taxpayers’ dollars as
well as strive to keep the tax rates stable.
Q: How do you hope to help Seniors who want to stay in their current homes?
A: Programs have been suggested that would provide tax relief for seniors and we will look into them.
Q: What should be the Town’s priorities for spending? Are some things wants, but not needs?
A: Spending priorities should be to maintain the roads, buildings, and public services as they are affordable. As Bedford continues to evolve we need to be smart in how we move forward. We need to be cautious and thoughtful about our decisions and how they will affect the residents of Bedford.
Q: What did you think about the Master Plan process and the plan itself?
A: The Master Plan should be a blueprint for spending priorities for needs rather than a wish list of wants. Only the town boards and actual residents should be involved in making decisions about what goes into any long range plans.
Q: How do you see the town approaching growth in the future?
A: The town needs to insure that it has the services to meet any new growth in population. The town should pay better attention to zoning and the appropriateness of the placement of projects that would increase the population suddenly and significantly, thus impacting services and increasing the tax rate, or affecting the character of the town.