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Provo Mayor Candidates Answers - Nov. 7, 2005US flag


Candidates for Mayor:

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Dave Bailey
224-0550
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no photo available Lewis Billings
371-6630
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Question #1

Will you support a bill or ballot initiative that alters the limits on singles in a house to base it on the # of off-street parking spaces, and/or square footage or the # of bedrooms?

For example: if a house had 4 off-street parking spaces (two in the
garage plus a long wide driveway for a total of four spaces) then the
limit for that house would be 4 singles.

Answers: Dave Bailey:
       As stated in the example above, No. Parking spaces should be independent and not require moving cars around. If you want to talk about a unit with multiple bedrooms, then we should discuss it in further detail.
Lewis Billings:
no reply yet -- check back soon.
Question #2 Is there anything that can be done besides zoning laws to control SOB's (sexually oriented businesses) within the city?
Answers: Dave Bailey:
       Good citizens in ANY community should make it economically unhealthy for a business to survive in a conservative setting by not patronizing those businesses.
Lewis Billings:
       no reply yet -- check back soon
Question #3 What do you think of the new parking enforcement system proposed in the Booterwatch petition?
Answers: Dave Bailey:
       I have long been an advocate of Provo Police based booting. Reasonible fees and an appeals process must be included.
Lewis Billings:
       no reply yet -- check back soon
Question #4 Do you have any suggestions as to what students can do to better our relationship with the city of Provo and its permanent residents?
Answers: Dave Bailey:
       Showing up to city council meetings is a start (look at what happened in the booting issue). Becoming politically active is the ultimate answer. Four years ago about 10,000 people voted in the Provo mayoral race. Only 15 (on-campus) students voted. It only took 5,000 voters to choose the present mayor. With 30,000 BYU students, if only one-sixth would vote, the students could have a larger voice in Provo City.
Lewis Billings:
       no reply yet -- check back soon
Question #5 Is there anything else you'd like to share with our readers?
Answers: Dave Bailey:
       I am a Republican. I have signed a contract with every citizen of Provo outlining my conservative and republican values. You have a choice on Tuesday. You can vote for a true conservative that holds your values close to his heart, or you can vote for the status quo and expand government and get us further into debt. I believe we need to preserve this precious legacy for our children, not burden them with yesterday's debts. Thanks for the opportunity to address your concerns.
Lewis Billings:
       no reply yet -- check back soon
Editor's Note: These questions were emailed to candidates Saturday night. We're still waiting to hear from 2 of the candidates. We apologize for the lateness but we figured it was better to ask a few questions rather than to ask none at all.

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