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Fred Engness Questionnaire

Fred Engness Questionnaire

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Published by: The Florida Times-Union on Mar 08, 2011
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Fred Engness
1. In recent years, the mayor and City Council have used a mixof revenue
increases and cuts in expenses to balance the citybudget. Do you agree? If 
not, what would you do differently?
I don't completely agree, I would try to balance with cuts only andnot revenue increases. I believe that since the average citizen whois struggling to pay their bills only has the option of cuts and can notjust get new revenue increases whenever they want neither shouldthe city. 
2. Do you support the Jacksonville Journey? Explain your answer.
I support the idea of doing something about the crime problem inJacksonville but I believe the journey has lacked as mucheffectiveness as was originally touted and that it should be lookedat and revamped. 
3. What endorsements have you received?
None as of yet, although I have not sought any union support as Ibelieve since the city council negotiates the union contracts onbehalf of the taxpayers of Duval County, it is a conflict of interest tohave their endorsement. 
4. How much civic activity do you perform outside work?
Involved in 4 separate civic organizations right now and usually thatmany at all times.
5. How do you intend to comply with Florida’s public recordsand government
in the sunshine laws? If you saw an electedofficial breaking the sunshine
law, what would you do?
I intend to fully comply to the letter of the law and I would report anviolations I see by any member. 
6. What can you do to help support the clean-up of the St.Johns River?
Stay involved and update on possible ways to continue andenhance river clean-up and vote accordingly. 
7. How can you become engaged in the city’s high murder,infant mortality
and suicide rates?
By staying involved with local law enforcement on what is beingdone to combat these issues and local non profits to assist them inany way I can.
8. Has consolidation been a good or bad deal for Jacksonville?

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