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LWV League of Women Voters of the Cincinnati Area Education Fund
Hamilton, Clermont, Warren Counties, OH November 5, 2013 Election
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Linda Cox
Answers Questions

Candidate for
Member Council at Large; City of Loveland


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Questions & Answers

1. What are your qualifications for office?

I am currently serving my first term on Loveland City Council. I am a lifelong Loveland area resident who was employed over 25 years in the Loveland City School District and at Loveland City Hall. I served as Clerk of Loveland City Council for 15 years where I had the opportunity to learn firsthand about Loveland's government. These experiences afforded me the opportunity to receive valuable input from our residents and business community which helps guide my policy-making decisions.

2. What services do you believe should be considered basic and essential for the City?

Loveland residents have consistently shared with me the need to maintain basic city services including police. fire and infrastructure. They also see the need to focus on preserving and capitalizing on our city's natural resources including the Little Miami Scenic River and Bike Trail. In addition there is an expectation that City administration and staff will be responsive, courteous, and listen to residents' concerns.

3. How would you balance the City Budget?

First, ensure that City administration and staff live within their annual budget by controlling non-essential expenditures. Continually scrutinize services provided to our residents, businesses, and visitors to ensure they are provided in the most cost effective way. When possible, combine services with other entities. Improve communication with our current business owners and recruit new businesses to increase our tax base.

4. Citizen engagement is important to the health of local government. In what ways do you support citizen engagement?

Throughout my life I have volunteered for many of Loveland's public and civic organizations where I personally experienced the benefits of citizen participation. I've served as a softball and volleyball coach, a board member in the Loveland Historical Museum and Loveland Arts Council, graduated from the Loveland Citizens' Police Academy, and volunteered in a myraid of community events and organizations including the Loveland Stage Company, Loveland's Amazing Race, and Christmas in Loveland. These organization foster community pride and engagement in programs that increase Loveland's unique quality of life which in turn attracts residents and businesses.

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