City Council Candidates Comment on Downtown Parking Garages

How and where does an information-hungry citizen learn about those seeking office in a local election? We think we’ve got the answer.

Every week until the June 13 election, City Council candidates will be asked two new questions by our online forum moderators. They answer the question in the allotted space, we publish them word for word. There’s no editorial in our coverage and no cost other than taking the time to answer for the candidates to participate.

Additionally, we’ve also given each candidate the opportunity set-up an election home page for their campaign. It puts all their forum answers in one place and provides a structured platform where they’re free to share more information about their values and priorities.

It’s a part of our mission to provide you the reader with better information about the goings on in Minot. Special thanks to our forum moderators Mr. Maxson, Ms. Karpenko, and Mr. Ackerman for volunteering their time to put together a conversation-provoking list of questions.

Check out candidate answers to one of this week’s questions below, follow this link for our campaign headquarters with all the forum questions, links to candidate pages, and election information.

editor’s note: Candidate answers were submitted prior to Monday’s City Council meeting at which City Manager, Tom Barry, presented the latest information. Check out his report here. Parking discussion starts at 25:33 of the video.


Josh Wolsky

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One comment on “City Council Candidates Comment on Downtown Parking Garages

Leif Snyder

I would have thought that we would have learned from the call center fiasco years ago that if you hand out tax dollars you will get the Lyle Lanley’s of the world trying to get their hands on it. A quick look at out economic development model tells me nope, we haven’t learned a thing!

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