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Your Chance to Ask Candidates About Key Issues Facing Community

The Racine Unified School Board and the Caledonia Village Board will tackle numerous key issues in 2013. Patch is asking our readers to pose some questions for candidates who are running in both elections.

Don't look now, but there's another election just around the corner.

Caledonia voters on Feb. 19 will head to polls to cast ballot in primary races for the Racine Unified School District Board of Education and Trustee No. 3 spot on the Village Board.

Ten people are running for three seats on the School Board, and six of them will advance to the April 2 general election. Three candidates are vying for a sole spot on the Village Board, and the top two vote-getters will be on the April ballot.

Patch will be there every step of the way as we cover both races, but this time around, we are going to have our readers get more involved in our coverage of the campaign. And we're starting by asking you to help us formulate questions for the candidates.

Caledonia Patch will soon contact the candidates to get biographical information as well as their views on the issues facing the school district and the village. But we don't want to be the only ones posing the questions; we want to hear what's on your mind as well.

If you have a question you would like to ask one or all of the candidates, post it in the comments section below or on the Caledonia Patch Facebook page. We'll do our best to include your question as part of our coverage of this key race.

a quiet conservative January 23, 2013 at 05:49 PM
How would you balance the budget without increasing the levy, mill rate or property taxes?
Caledonia Confused January 25, 2013 at 01:10 AM
For planning purposes, do you consider the area around 4 Mile and Green Bay Roads urban, suburban, or rural? What about the area around 4 Mile and Highway 31? Do you feel the village should concentrate on developing areas already served by sewer and water, or should the village invest in expanding sewer and water to other areas to promote development? If the latter how should the village fund those improvements?
Caledonia Confused January 27, 2013 at 02:52 AM
Would you consider yourself subjectively firm or objectively flexible?
Edward Willing March 24, 2013 at 02:53 PM
Subjectively firm. :) that's a tough choice! I a, principled first. My feet don't land differently, I have my beliefs first. It is from that consistent point that I can (depending on the subject) compromise to move the prevailing winds closer my direction. Not afraid to compromise, as long as my starting point doesn't keep moving the other way
Edward Willing March 24, 2013 at 02:57 PM
4 mile and Green Bay is clearly urban. High density all around.... But for WalMart, it seems an awkward spot. Something light commercial, office space, or more residential would seem to me more appropriate. 4 mile and 31, rural, at the moment. I believe we are making a mistake with not considering any of 31 part of the development corridors. I believe it should be included along with the interstate. If we do this, we slightly expand the development corridor from Douglas (nearly entirely developed already) to the logical 31, but then preserve the rural space we have out to the I. Perhaps, hwy V would be the outside border of that in a new Land Use Plan? Just ideas, but I think something needs to be done to preserve what we want while leveraging what we have for responsible growth. It's key if we hope to sustain the village.
Edward Willing March 24, 2013 at 02:59 PM
Getting a good relation with a few developers, builders, businesses and then pitching the concept of pushing pipes out to the interstate to the residents. (Which would cost money....) If done right, the village would have a modest initial cost to our taxes, but reap the rewards of flat or lower taxes in the future with the interstate corridor finally having revenue generating development.

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