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Deborah Fae Brogden

by Yes Weekly Election Coverage

Residential address: Lawndale Drive (map)

Incumbent or challenger? Challenger

Age: 52

Campaign website: None

Occupation and employer: Artist/writer/entrepreneur

Previous electiveexperience (including election campaigns): None

Civic and volunteerexperience (including service on city commissions and boards): None

Education (highest degreeattained and name of institution): BS, Greensboro College

Party registration:Unaffiliated (nonpartisan contest)

Where were you born? Newport News, Va.

When did you move toGreensboro? Ca. 1970

Paid consultants workingon your campaign: None

Campaign manager: None

Treasurer: Self

Do you favor or opposereopening the White Street Landfill for household waste, beyond the smallamount of sewer sludge currently accepted? Briefly explain your position.

I oppose reopening the WhiteStreet Landfill.

Where do you stand on the“strong manager” form of city government and why?

I agree with it because Ifeel it would be effective for the city.

Should the city ofGreensboro place more or less emphasis on maintaining a healthy water and sewerfund to plan for future growth? Why or why not?

More. Both healthy water andsewer systems are necessarily important to having sanitary conditions inGreensboro.

The city’s tax base hasremained flat for the past two years in a row, and the foreclosure crisiscontinues unabated. As a member of city council, how would you balance the needto fund services such as police patrol, fire protection and park maintenancethat citizens care about with the reality that the revenue picture remainsbleak?

I would institute a salestax and hold a bond referendum to raise funds.

Do you believe that citystaff deserves council support to implement a program to spend federal grantmoney to improve the energy efficiency of residences and businesses, or doesthis program warrant additional oversight from council? Briefly explain yourposition.

I think this programrequires additional oversight from council because energy efficiency ofresidences and businesses is important.

How would you assess thevalue and effectiveness of Greensboro’s Rental Unit Certificate of Occupancyprogram, which is now prohibited by state law?

Undecided.

How should the impasse overmanagement and operation of the Greensboro Farmers Curb Market be resolved?

I think the farmers curbmarket should be operated by the employees of the market with a city committeeavailable for consultations.

What, if anything, should bedone to resolve racial tensions, and to enhance professionalism, integrity andfairness within the Greensboro Police Department?

I did not know there wereracial tensions, unprofessionalism, etc. with the GPD.

What would you change aboutGreensboro’s land use patterns if the decision were yours to make? Pleaseanswer the question in terms of places people live, work and shop, in terms ofthe modes of transportation people use to get from point to point and thevitality of neighborhoods and commercial corridors?

Undecided.

What is Greensboro’sgreatest asset? What is Greensboro’s most pressing problem?

Asset: libraries andmuseums; problem: unemployment.

Articles about thiscandidate:

2011 primary election endorsement & voter guide (link)

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