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Who's the boss? It's city election time: Is anybody paying attention? People like to gripe about government, but when it comes right down to it, if you want to play, you gotta know the playas. For info about who is running in the upcoming April 5 election, check out last week's news story in the Indy archives online at www.csindy.com.

click to enlarge Latoya Brown -  - Patty Jewett   - Stay-at-home mom   Name your Council - representative.  I can't remember who it is. -  - Is it good or bad that you can't remember? I'm - not being represented very well if I don't know who's - representing me. -  - What's the most important issue facing City - Council? -  We need more decent-paying jobs, and utility - rates are out of hand. Also, the homeless situation. -  - If you could pick someone to run for City Council, - who would it be? Craig Severa. He's a man of the - people. -  - Who is Craig Severa? My husband. -  - What would put more life into local politics? - The fools coming here from Kansas should give it a - spark.
  • Latoya Brown

    Patty Jewett

    Stay-at-home mom Name your Council representative. I can't remember who it is.

    Is it good or bad that you can't remember? I'm not being represented very well if I don't know who's representing me.

    What's the most important issue facing City Council? We need more decent-paying jobs, and utility rates are out of hand. Also, the homeless situation.

    If you could pick someone to run for City Council, who would it be? Craig Severa. He's a man of the people.

    Who is Craig Severa? My husband.

    What would put more life into local politics? The fools coming here from Kansas should give it a spark.

click to enlarge Andrew Pottenger -  - Rustic Hills Hotel desk clerk  - Who represents you on City Council? I couldn't tell you. -  - Is this good or bad? Not so good. How do I - bring a problem to their attention if I don't even know - who to contact? -  - What's the most pressing problem for - Council? - This town is full of nonprofit organizations. Donations - are down, it's hard to get jobs there. It's dragging down - the local economy. -  - What type of person do we most need on - Council? Someone who has worked his way up from the - bottom to become successful. -  - What would enliven local politics? More - discussion that's open to the public. I'd like to see - discussion groups at the library.
  • Andrew Pottenger

    Rustic Hills
    Hotel desk clerk

    Who represents you on City Council? I couldn't tell you.

    Is this good or bad? Not so good. How do I bring a problem to their attention if I don't even know who to contact?

    What's the most pressing problem for Council? This town is full of nonprofit organizations. Donations are down, it's hard to get jobs there. It's dragging down the local economy.

    What type of person do we most need on Council? Someone who has worked his way up from the bottom to become successful.

    What would enliven local politics? More discussion that's open to the public. I'd like to see discussion groups at the library.

click to enlarge Susan Thompson -  - CC campus  Physics and - astronomy professor   Who represents - you - on City Council? I don't have a clue, but I've only - lived here for six months. -  - What's the most important local issue? - Water - rights around here are intriguing. This is the first place - I've lived that worries about running out of water. -  - If you could pick anyone to run for Council, who - would it be? I could see CC President Dick - Celeste - being on it. He cares a lot about this community. -  - What would enliven local politics? People are - so inundated with information these days that it's hard - to pique their interest about any one thing.
  • Susan Thompson

    CC campus
    Physics and astronomy professor

    Who represents you on City Council? I don't have a clue, but I've only lived here for six months.

    What's the most important local issue? Water rights around here are intriguing. This is the first place I've lived that worries about running out of water.

    If you could pick anyone to run for Council, who would it be? I could see CC President Dick Celeste being on it. He cares a lot about this community.

    What would enliven local politics? People are so inundated with information these days that it's hard to pique their interest about any one thing.

click to enlarge Kathleen Paris -  - North End Teachers assistant -  Who represents you on Council? I - don't know, but I wish it was Richard Skorman. -  - Is it good or bad that you don't know? Bad. If - we cared more about how we voted, they'd make - more - decisions we like. -  - What is the biggest problem Council faces? - Growth and how it's going to be managed. Also, how - this - city appears to people outside the city and the state. -  - What could be done to enliven Council? It - doesn't need to be livelier. We don't need controversy. - We need people coming to agreement for the good of - the city.
  • Kathleen Paris

    North End
    Teachers assistant

    Who represents you on Council? I don't know, but I wish it was Richard Skorman.

    Is it good or bad that you don't know? Bad. If we cared more about how we voted, they'd make more decisions we like.

    What is the biggest problem Council faces? Growth and how it's going to be managed. Also, how this city appears to people outside the city and the state.

    What could be done to enliven Council? It doesn't need to be livelier. We don't need controversy. We need people coming to agreement for the good of the city.

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