Candidates Forum Transcribed w/ Time Links

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Ward Speaker Video Questions (limited to 25 words) and excerpts of answers
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3m46s Q: Introductions
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1 Jim Davis 17m46s
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1 Diana Hinton 20m48s
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2 Riley Hoagland 24m24s
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2 James Scrutton 27m32s
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3 Doug Wheldon 30m57s
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3 Judy Casper 34m26s
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38m49s Q: How long have you lived in Lincoln City, and the work you’ve done in the community?
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1 Diana Hinton 38m59s
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2 Riley Hoagland 39m39s
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2 James Scrutton 41m6s
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3 Doug Wheldon 42m50s
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3 Judy Casper 44m4s
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1 Jim Davis 45m28s
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46m14s Q: What is the one thing holding Lincoln City back, and what would you do to fix it?
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2 Riley Hoagland 46m27s
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2 James Scrutton 47m52s
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3 Doug Wheldon 49m38s
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3 Judy Casper 51m4s
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1 Jim Davis 52m25s
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1 Diana Hinton 53m18s
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59m53s Q: Do you believe the City and/or State is doing enough to address the homeless problem? If not, what do you suggest?
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1 Jim Davis 1h1m48s
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1 Diana Hinton 1h2m27s
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2 Riley Hoagland 1h4m26s
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2 James Scrutton 1h6m32s
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3 Doug Wheldon 1h8m26s
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3 Judy Casper 1h9m46s
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Q: What do you see as Lincoln City’s hot opportunity in 2017?
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2 James Scrutton 1h13m6s
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3 Doug Wheldon 1h14m
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3 Judy Casper
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1 Jim Davis
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1 Diana Hinton
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2 Riley Hoagland
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Q: Do you feel Lincoln City needs to diversify its economic base, and if so, what do you think is the best option?
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3 Doug Wheldon
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3 Judy Casper 1h22m2s
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1 Jim Davis
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1 Diana Hinton 1h24m8s
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2 Riley Hoagland
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2 James Scrutton
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Q: Will you attempt to regulate in terms of the number of nights per year, in the R-1-5 zones?
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3 Judy Casper “I’m kind of neutral on VRDs” “I can’t really give you an answer”
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1 Jim Davis “the only way it’s gonna be fair, is to have a flat set number of nights for everyone”
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1 Diana Hinton 1h34m9s “We’ll see what City Council does, before I’m elected”
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2 Riley Hoagland “So no, I don’t believe a 365-day unlimited night rental in the residential R-1-5 zone is a nice, effective method of protecting the integrity of the neighborhoods”
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2 James Scrutton “It needs to be fair to everyone” “the idea of someone getting 30 [days] and the guy next to him getting 365 [days], I don’t agree with doing that”
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3 Doug Wheldon 1h37m7s “I just totally reject the notion that leaving a house empty for a period of time in the wintertime, somehow helps the city, it just doesn’t.”
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Q: Davis, Scrutton, and Wheldon: Various individuals appearently supporting your campaign have reached out to out-of-town property owners to change their address to specifically to vote in this election, or reach out to the out-of-town owners to contribute to a PAC supporting you Who do you respond to locals concerned about the influence of outside dollars in our local politics? (55 words???)
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1 Jim Davis “Two thirds of the money we’ve brought in is from local residents”
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2 James Scrutton “I’m not aware of us, or anyone I’m involved with sending out anything telling people to change their address so they can vote here … I think that’s mudslinging … politics brings out the worst in some people … I’ve already seen posts about me, they could get sued, because they’re blatant lies”
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3 Doug Wheldon “Our Mayor ran on a platform of pro-business, and pro-VRD, and he won handily, and I don’t think he’s gotten the respect he’s deserved”
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Q: If elected, would you vote to make the recent Mayoral investigation (the “Poppe Report”) available to the public?
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1 Diana Hinton “I can’t answer that now”
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2 Riley Hoagland 1h45m “It’s irrelvant at this point”
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2 James Scrutton “It just needs to get put behind us”
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3 Doug Wheldon “It’s my understanding that something on the order of $50,000 was spent on that. It’s water under the bridge”
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3 Judy Casper “If Council decided not to release it, there must be a reason”
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1 Jim Davis “It’s time to move on”
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Q: How would you like the city to proceed with it’s open space program? Both in terms of existing open space and acquistion of new parcels?
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1 Jim Davis
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1 Diana Hinton
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2 Riley Hoagland
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2 James Scrutton 1h51m8s
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3 Doug Wheldon
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3 Judy Casper
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Q: Give every candidate a chance to recap, or a closing statement
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1 Jim Davis “I have the experience to make a difference, thank you”
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1 Diana Hinton “I’d love to have your vote, thank you”
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2 Riley Hoagland “you may have received in the mail from my opponent that I allegedly gave a 400,000 dollar parking lot to a city employee, has absolutely no basis in truth”
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2 James Scrutton “I appreciate all the questions that were asked tonight … I disagree somewhat with Mr. Hoagland with the issue with the parking”
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3 Doug Wheldon 1h58m1s “Builders are visionaries, doers, and problem solvers, and they’re not bureaucrats. They’re willing to get their hands dirty, and go to work. … My committment to voters is to listen, to be transparent, and I’m willing to talk to anybody, about any subject. I remain optimistic …”
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3 Judy Casper “I don’t think I’m a bureaucrat either, but I do have a strong commitment to this community. I will work tirelessly with those in the community. I think we need to move the process in finding affordable housing …”

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