Commentary: Hunting the Mayoral Unicorn

'Nobody's perfect,' but we should want somebody remarkable — not notorious — to run this town



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Need more answers from candidates

We the undersigned feel that the Richmond water rates are a vital but neglected issue that should be addressed in this election in November. The undersigned request that all candidates address this issue and request that all debates include these 3 questions:
Will the candidate support removing the federal income tax surcharge on the water rates?
Will the candidate support lowering the base service charge that all customers must pay before receiving the first drop of water?
Will the candidates support discontinuing the use of the water utility as a cash cow for the city's general fund?

Scott 55 days ago

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