Alexander City Mayoral Candidates Participate in Forum
Alexander City has an open Mayor's seat. Two term mayor Barbara Young is stepping down, and now five candidates are in a tight race for the city's top position.
A community hard hit by the economic downturn, turned out in large numbers to hear what the five candidates for Alex City Mayor had to say. Voters say the most pressing issue they wanted to hear about is jobs.
Each mayoral candidate was given four questions and a minute and a half to answer each.
First up was Mark Lamborne, a local business owner who says his business experience has prepared him with a plan to manage city finances.
"We do not want to go with a tax increase. We want to increase our revenue in means that do not come directly out of your pocket, but an indirect cost to you," he said.
"The water system here does 24-million gallons of water a day. Right now, we are only producing 11 million. We have the ability to market our water and sell to other cities," he said.
They will head to the polls on August 28th.
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