All four mayoral candidates said they would allow Sunday package sales to be on the ballot if they are elected of Douglasville. , and addressed the Tributary's Douglasville Mayoral Candidates Forum on Sunday.
During today's Douglasville Patch video, candidates address the following questions, posed by moderator Richard Segal:
Because of a new law this year allowing it, 97 Georgia counties and cities will have Sunday retail sales of alcohol beverages referenda on the Nov. 8, ballot, but not Douglasville or Douglas County. If elected, would you support putting this question on the ballot to let the citizens of this community decide for themselves whether to allow Sunday sales in their community?
Currently, alcohol serving hours in restaurants Monday through Friday is permitted until 2 a.m. the next morning, but on Saturdays it is only permitted until midnight. Would you support amending the ordinance to allow the Saturday sales hours to be allowed until 2 a.m.?
Come back to Douglasville Patch over the next week to find out how candidates answered the following questions:
Would you support having live broadcasts of city council meetings?
There is a contentious relationship between the city and county governments. Examples include squabbles over the Bright Star Connector and building inspections of the new County Jail. What would this relationship look like if you were mayor? What about the redundancies between the city and county operations. Some services are already combined like the water and sewer authority, the fire department and animal control. Should others be combined? For example, law enforcement, parks and recreation, Development Authorities, or even the entire government structures like Athens-Clarke County
How do you plan to attract more businesses to Douglasville?
Last year the city considered single breed legislation that would effectively ban pit bull dogs in the city. Do you support this type of legislation?
Would you support changing the rules concerning allowing dogs to be walked on leashes in city parks as currently allowed in county parks?
Next year, voters will be asked to approve or reject a sales tax increase to fund a long list of projects that will be finalized at the end of this week. Do you support this Transportation SPLOST?