Candidate for Alderman: Kathy Hines

Question 1: What do you believe a municipal government should provide to its citizens?

Awareness, community involvement, codes to maintain, public policies, public services that are modern, safe community for families and visitors.

Question 2: Last year, the city faced financial crisis, so property taxes were increased by 50¢. If you approve of the increase, please describe why.  If you are against the increase, describe your solutions that would allow the city to continue to operate (please be very specific on your details).

You have a tax base that will support your community. If your population grows and your tax doesn’t, it will cause an economic downfall.

Question 3: What ideas do you have that would increase home values throughout the city?

Neighbor improvement programs. Working with area business that will donate to the community they serve and for home owners to take pride in their town.

Question 4: What are your ideas to bring more retail business to La Vergne?

First, sharing ideas with area businesses to develop curb appeal. Murfreesboro Road from Nashville to Murfreesboro has no curb appeal.

Question 5:  The The following list is a sampling of the items and concerns residents discuss wanting or needing in La Vergne.  Please order them – in your opinion – from 1 to 6 (one most important, 6 least important):

(5) Greenways

(4) Lakeside recreation (fishing pier, bathroom facility, trails, dog park, etc.)

(3) Playground in Lake Forest subdivision

(1) More police and fire personnel, with proper equipment

(6) Animal control officer and facility

(2) Independent Merchants Association

Question 6: What is your favorite city event of the following and why?

Movies in the Park. Our children have almost no outlets for fun and with family on tight budgets. This made for an awesome family event. The turnout was awesome.

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