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Seward County Candidate Forum Audio Archive

Brock Kappelmann - July 10, 2020 3:14 am

You can listen to archived audio from the Seward County Commission Candidate Forum held Thursday evening, July 9.

Here you can access the 12 minute audio file which began the forum, with introductions and opening statements from the candidates:

Here you can access the audio files, 16 in number, for the questions asked of the candidates.  Question 13, at the end of the Q and A period, is a four-part question with individual audio files for each part.

Q1. What are your thoughts on Seward County Development Corporation?

Q2. What is your solution to lowering the taxes?

Q3. What ideas do you have for economic development?

Q4. What are your ideas to improve the county?

Q5. What are your specific thoughts on how to improve the budget?

Q6. What is the most positive thing about our county, and what is the most negative thing about our county?

Q7. What steps do you believe should be taken to ensure delinquent property taxes are collected to lighten the load tax burden on the rest of us?

Q8. As I have listened here this evening, itseems communication is getting information out about what is happening lax.  What ways would you suggest getting the information out to the community?

Q9. Why can’t we get a restaurant like Popeye’s to come to Liberal instead of Garden City?

Q10. What do you feel about permanently opening schools?

Q11. What would you do to lower mill levy and make it work regardless of population?

Q12. Downtown has always had a problem with parking spaces.  How can this be solved without razing existing buildings?

Q13a. Our community is 70 percent Hispanic.  How do you  helping the Hispanic community in regards to education, health care, jobs, and other lack of resources?

Q13b. What are your ideas to protect our Hispanic community if ICE would come to our county when we depend on a majority of a minority population?

Q13c. How do you plan to fight systemic racism on a community level?

Q13d. What are your views on family separation due to deportation and how do you plan on helping the community with that?


Here you can access the seven minute audio file of closing comments from the participants.



Here you can access the large audio file (one hour 45 minutes) containing the entire forum:


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