Marvin Sutton, Candidate for District 3

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1. Term Limits – please respond by March 14, 2019

Last November, voters approved term limits for the Arlington City Council. What is your opinion of these term limits?

I fully support term-limits. My wife and I was part of the grassroot efforts to get it on the ballot. I spoke before the council in support of the citizen's version.

 

2. Transportation – please respond by March 21, 2019

Please describe, including price maximums to taxpayers, your thoughts on public transportation.

Did not respond.

 

[[ Public Transportation - please respond by 03/16/2017

Please describe, including price maximums, your thoughts on public transportation.

I think public and regional transportation is going to be the next major obstacle for the city and regional governments to address. Arlington population is similar in size to St Louis, Missouri. Their Metrolink rail system was instrumental in stimulating economic develop as well as addressing their transportation concerns. With Arlington being a major player in regional entertainment, transportation of some sort will become a necessity. As our baby boomers continue to age and give up driving, their demand for public transportation will be driver of this public agenda. Public transportation is inevitable. How we get there is of major concerns to our citizens. Federal, state, and private funding will offset most of the initial capital outlay. The costs of these system varies. A portion to the street maintenance tax may be a useful way to help fund part of this major undertaking.]]

 

3. Communications – please respond by March 28, 2019

If a constituent e-mails you a question or comment on an issue where you disagree and asks you for a response, will you respond to the constituent? Why or why not?

Yes. Government has to be open and transparent.

 

4. Taxes (Part I) – please respond by April 4, 2019

Currently, Arlington has 1/4-cent of sales tax that could be used, but is not used. What, if anything, do you see yourself approving to place in front of the voters, for uses for the 1/4-cent of sales tax? Why?

Did not respond.

 

5. Taxes (Part II) – please respond by April 11, 2019

Currently, Arlington is experiencing almost double-digit property tax evaluation increases. What do you feel is the appropriate tax rate that should be levied upon the citizens:  1) a rate a little below the rollback rate, 2) the effective tax rate, 3) the same tax rate (even if above the rollback rate), or 4) something else? Why?

Did not repond.

 

[[Taxes (Part II) - please respond by 04/20/2017

Currently, Arlington is experiencing almost double-digit property tax evaluation increases.
What do you feel the appropriate tax rate that should be levied upon the citizens, a rate a little below the rollback rate, the effective tax rate, the same tax rate, even if above the rollback rate, something else. Why?

Tax rate should be below the effective tax rate. This rate would provide some tax relief to citizens while still allowing the city to cover day-to-day services. ]]

 

6. Issue – please respond by April 18, 2019

What is the most important issue the city council is facing? Why?

Did not respond.