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November 2, 2013

Salem council hopefuls weigh in on city issues

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What grade would you give Mayor Kim Driscoll? “I don’t feel that any elected official should be grading another one. A grade is something that a student earns and a qualified teacher gives to the student,” he said. “That’s not the relationship I have with the mayor or School Committee. Elected officials are graded by the voters at election time, and I think that’s the best way to do it.

What is one idea that would help the City Council work better? “I would like to have all of the City Council meetings scheduled on Thursday nights,” he said. The full council and some of the council committees meet Thursdays, but some of the other committees don’t. “It would make it easier for the people of Salem to know when there is a meeting. This should increase public attendance and public input. That would help the City Council work better.”

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