NORWALK, Conn. – Still undecided? Just curious? We’ve got about an hour of videos from last week’s Norwalk League of Women Voters debate between Mayor Richard Moccia and Democratic mayoral candidate Harry Rilling to help you out.
Of particular interest are the ones on the federal lawsuit filed by the Al Madany Islamic Center after the application to put a mosque at 127 Fillow St. (shown above), and the one about the mall allegedly planned for the 95/7 site. A discussion of blighted properties led a discussion of the BJ’s application – Rilling alleges that Moccia told him, “I need BJ’s to come to Norwalk.” Moccia denies it.
Have at it:
What steps will you take to step up ordinance and zoning enforcement to decrease the number of blighted properties?
“What is your position on General Growth Properties taking over development on the 95/7 property?”
“Does the income to the city from (big box stores) cover the cost of services provided to these stores?”
“Would you improve taxes for seniors by removing the income restrictions?”
“What is the role of the mayor when businesses are looking to open in Norwalk? What additional tools do you think are needed to help … what will you do to encourage business growth?”
Charter revision? Longer terms for the mayor and the Common Council?
How would you access Norwalk’s performance in utilizing its municipal assets … as compared to other comparable cities?
What role do you see yourself playing in the contract reopener with the Norwalk Federation of Teachers?
What do you see as the most pressing issue facing Norwalk over the next two years?
What are your plans to provide recreation and fitness opportunities to children and adults since our YMCA is gone?