Stamford’s four mayoral candidates; Michael Fedele, David Martin, Kathleen Murphy, and John Zito; took part in a debate about environmental issues at UCONN Stamford Wednesday night. Soundwaters hosted the debate and Leigh Shemitz, Executive Director at Soundwaters, was the moderator. Below are the eight questions the candidates were asked.
*Do you have plans as mayor to use your position to establish an energy strategy for residents, businesses, and the city?
2 minutes, 30 seconds:
*What should be the city's role in addressing neighborhood environmental issues and which issues specifically will you prioritize as mayor?
7 minutes, 19 seconds:
*As mayor, what will be your vision for the boards and departments setting policy and making decisions on environmental issues?
11 minutes, 58 seconds:
*What is your vision for Stamford's waterfront?
16 minutes, 33 seconds:
*What is your vision for funding and maintaining parks, overall and by neighborhood, and what is your plan?
20 minutes, 44 seconds:
*What specific actions would you take to promote environmental education and environmental initiatives among the youth in Stamford?
24 minutes, 9 seconds
*Have you considered transit ideas and what are you plans to implement them?
29 minutes, 4 seconds:
*What will be your plans as mayor on issues such as protecting Stamford's coastlines, tree maintenance, and protecting the power grid?