The Stamford electorate has been clamoring to hear who I'm endorsing in the upcoming mayoral election, so here ya go. To help me decide who to pick, I sent the set of questions below to both the Martin and Fedele campaigns.
1) What steps would you take to
earn your place in Stamford history as the mayor who finally filled in
the infamous "Hole in the Ground"?
2) How would you promote
smart urban initiatives such as walkable communities, bike lanes, mass
transportation (including the possibility of light rail), etc.?
3) Do you have any intention of trying to bring a minor league baseball team to Stamford?
I think Stamford needs a first-class entertainment complex (like New
Roc City, only nicer), so if you agree, how would you go about
attracting such a development? On a related note, the Majestic movie
theater is a one-story building in the densest part of downtown
Stamford; would you promote redeveloping that site into a taller
mixed-use building that still housed a movie theater?
5) Stamford has plenty of affordable housing for the
lower-income people, but how would you keep Stamford affordable for the
middle section of the income range?
6) Metro-North has
built additional stations in Fairfield and New Haven while Stamford has
debated the construction of the East Main Street station for years.
What would you do to move this project along?
I didn't forget to type their answers - they never responded. Not even a "we'll get back to you as soon as possible" auto-reply.
So as a result of this blatant snub of my mildly popular local blog, in the 2013 Stamford mayoral race, Streets of Stamford is endorsing...Mayor Goldie Wilson! He cleaned up Hill Valley, so I'm sure he'll do the same for Stamford.
Feel free to voice your opinions of Mayor Goldie Wilson in the comment section, but keep it civil.