The following are excerpts from the Select Board Candidate Debate held on May 18, 2010 and sponsored by The Longmeadow Youth Sports Council. Production of the video was provided by Phillip Steiger and his efforts are gratefully acknowledged.
The entire Select Board Candidate Debate can be viewed on LCTV's website at http://www.longmeadowtv.org/
Answers for the first debate question are posted below:
What experience do the four candidates running for the two Select Board openings have in financial services and the budget setting arena?
After listening to the candidate answers to this important question, it is pretty clear that one candidate in particular lacks the needed skills and experience to effectively manage a $50 million budget and make difficult and complex decisions facing our town.
While I applaud Mr. Clark's initiative to step up and become involved in town government, our town cannot afford to elect someone to the Select Board at this critical time who is likely to be doing a lot of "on the job training" and resume building.