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Hamilton County, OH November 4, 2003 Election
Candidates Answer Questions on the Issues
Clerk; Township of Harrison

The questions were prepared by the League of Women Voters of the Cincinnati Area and asked of all candidates for this office.

See below for questions on Top Priority, Planning, Recycling

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1. How would you implement your top priority?

Answer from Gregory P. Bybee:

My top priority is to continue to earn excellent audit reports from the State Auditor's Office. I will rely on my educational and business backgrounds to give me the knowledge base needed to run the financial operations of the Township. With my years of experience as your current Township Clerk, I will continue to make sure that all internal controls and financial transactions are in compliance with audit regulations.

Answer from Deborah L. Acra:

There are many ways the communication with the residents could be better. First, the newsletter should go to all township residents, not just a select few. The reporting of township issues in the local press could be implemented through routine informational pieces provided to the press. State of the Township reports and information concerning the township could be made available locally through businesses and community organizations.

2. Numerous important issues including transportation, land use planning, housing and economic development for the Greater Hamilton County regions are being deliberated by OKI's Land Use Commission and Hamilton County Regional Planning Commission and Planning Partnership COMPASS; how engaged should local government be in these planning activities? If elected, how would you participate in these planning activities?

Answer from Gregory P. Bybee:

I believe local governments should be very involved in these activities and we have been as a Township. If elected, the Trustees and myself will continue to attend meetings, provide information to the various agencies regarding our Township and keep our citizens involved in these planning activities.

Answer from Deborah L. Acra:

As clerk, I would not be setting policy on these issues but I will pledge to keep the trustees as well as the citizens informed of any issues regarding planning activities which come to my attention.

3. Ohio Department of Natural Resources in partnership with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the National Recycling Coalition conducted a state-specific study and found recycling businesses in Ohio generated $650.6 million dollars in state government revenue. If elected how would you promote recycling and support recycling programs currently in place in your community to reduce solid waste generation?

Answer from Gregory P. Bybee:

If elected, I will support the Township Trustees in their efforts to promote recycling by providing them with financial data associated with the opportunities available.

Answer from Deborah L. Acra:

Again, as clerk I would not set this policy but through the many informational chanels I have outlined, any policy or program implemented for the residents would be clearly communicated for greater participation.

Responses to questions asked of each candidate are reproduced as submitted to the League.  Candidates' statements are presented as submitted. The answers will not exceed 75 words. Direct references to opponents are not permitted.

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