Don’t Forget to Vote!!
We are Asking the Portsmouth Town Council Candidates
to Answer a Few Questions
Here’s What They have Been Sent Via Snail Mail:
We will post their answers as they are returned to us…
Dear Candidates and Incumbents for Portsmouth Town Council,
Congratulations on your decision to run for Town Council 2012. Our grassroots group, Preserve Portsmouth, has had folks asking us where candidates stand on different issues. We felt it more effective this year to ask you questions relating to our mission, of “raising awareness in our community, regarding land use, buy local and smart growth issues.
If you would kindly fill out the questionnaire no later than October 18, we will begin posting them as they are received on our website. We would also like to cordially invite you and a guest on a “school bus” educational tour to visit various sites in town with experts on hand to answer any questions you may have. Please see details below:
To Our Town Council Candidates
Candidate Questionnaire 2012
Please circle yes or no and write a brief answer in the spaces provided.
1.) Do you support the Aquidneck Land Trust’s proposal to conserve and enhance the Glen?
2.) Do you believe that agriculture is an important part of Portsmouth in terms of providing local businesses, producing fresh foods, affording beautiful scenic vistas that distinguish Portsmouth and make it a desirable place to live, work and visit, limiting the amount of residential subdivisions that cause costly community service demands for the Town, serving as a direct link to the Town’s history, and other community benefits?
3.) Do you support the Big Box regulations implemented in March of 2008 which state that no single retailer can build a big box store larger than 45,000 square feet? (Clements is approx. 31,500 sq.ft.)
4.) Do you support an effort to locate points of public access to the shore, and to have those points clearly marked?
If you have any questions, please feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.