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Questions the Ridgewood Village Council Candidates Need to Answer


April 12,2016

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, The League of Women Voters will sponsor a  Candidates’ Night for those running for Village Council . The Candidates’ Night will take place in the Village Hall Court Room, Wednesday, April 20th from 7:30PM to 9:30PM.  All are invited to attend to learn positions on local issues.

Reader says the election is less than a month away and I don’t know where any of the candidates stand on important issues.

Do they have websites? Is there any campaign material? If the Ridgewood News were truely an unbiased local paper they would send questions to the candidates for answers and publish all responses.

I know that the League of Women Voters will have a forum but I expected more. What if the forum does not adress my questions?

What do you think the village should do about parking in the CBD? Do you think that we even have a parking problem?

Do you think that the housing density should be 25 units per acre? Do you think that it should be higher or lower?

How many high density projects can the congested downtown absorb?

Will you challenge the latest Valley Hospital Plan and ask for more concessions?

What can be done to end the cycle of empty-nesters fleeing the town because of high taxes? Do you think that there is a benefit to offer a tax break to stabilize the demographics and prevent an overflow of students in our schools?

Will you ask that all council and committee members disclose all conflicts of interest – perhaps without being asked by an angry and skeptical public?