Candidates for City Council president and City Council districts with competition were asked to participate in a questionnaire

on issues relevant to the office. NR indicates that the candidate did not respond. President 1st District 5th District Candidate Francis Acosta Robert Melendez Randy Corcoran Chris Daubert Louis R. Perugini Jr. Donna Reed Ernie Schlegel Party D (incumbent) D D (incumbent) D D D (incumbent) D READING ALREADY HAS THE HIGHEST TAXES OF ALL BERKS COUNTY MUNICIPALITIES. IF THE BUDGET REQUIRES IT, WHICH ONE OF THESE OPTIONS WOULD YOU VOTE FOR? A. Raising taxes B. Cutting costs X X X X X X X C. Raising taxes and cutting costs WHICH ONE OF THESE TWO OPTIONS DO YOU THINK IS THE CAUSE OF THE CITY’S FINANCIAL PROBLEMS? A. Not enough revenue X B. Spending too much X WHICH SERVICES WOULD YOU SHED, IF THE CITY IS FORCED TO CUT COSTS? A. Library B. Berks County Television C. Inspections D. Parks E. Other X X RANK THE FOLLOWING LIST (1 -4) OF CHALLENGES FACING THE CITY. A. Crime and safety 3 2 B. City cleanliness C. Attracting businesses and jobs D. Finances 4 2 1 3 4 1 X X X X X

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