One reason I subscribe to the Clipper is to be informed about local government. I was disappointed in the Clipper's "Election Day Preview” section this year. I could have accessed the candidates' websites and gotten the same information about their backgrounds. I could have guessed without reading that every candidate for city council and mayor in Davis County supports recreation, arts, education and business development. It was no surprise that all value input from citizens and want to keep taxes low.
КI know there are many candidates running for office throughout theКcounty, but I believe it is a newspaper's responsibility to interview each candidate and ask specific questions about their plans for the city such as: “Exactly how will you encourage business development in your city?” “What kinds of businesses do you hope to attract?” and “What city needs are you willing to bond for?”
КWithout being able to compare candidates' answers to the same questions, voters are leftК to make decisions based on the vague generalities candidates post about themselves. The Clipper needs to ask tough questions that will help voters make informed choices.
(Editor's note: We are constantly looking for ways to revamp our election guide. We always welcome input from our readers.)