TH- my job as sheriff, management. Focus on jobs, less corruption
TB- my work in legislature, balancing budgets. Reduce sense of entitlement in county government. Transparency.
How to create jobs?
Th- work with ut, tech transfers, TVA, dept of energy
Tb- Gov't doesn't create jobs, Gov't needs to get out of the way. Gov't needs to listen to people
Tax incentives- chamber secret meetings
Tb- I put forth legislation to end secret deals. Transparency again
Th- no closed door meetings, doesn't happen here, we have sunshine laws. Open PBA
What will you do to open Gov't/ transparency?
Th- recites history of county problems. Make sure people at the top are honest.
Tb- this is older than 3 years, it's been a gradual erosion. Follow the law.
Make school community centers and more use after hours?
Tb- volunteers teaching after schools. We have to consider safety of children
Th- generally ok, need policies. Mayor can't tell school what to do
Rank arts as economic development and quality of life
Th- we should support arts and diversity, but not county funds because of budget
Tb- agree, voluntary funding
Which public health initiative would you support?
Tb- childhood obesity. Th wrong on school board interaction, mayor can be a leader
Th- vaccinations for poor
Th- solar industry grants
Tb- we need efficiency director to find savings, develop brownfields.
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