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Candidates' Night 2007

Leadership UA is proud to host its "Meet the candidates night" on Wednesday, October 24, from 7-9 p.m., 3600 Tremont Road.

Want to hear answers to these questions?:

  • What is your vision for Kingsdale?
  • How do you plan to solve the overcrowding at UA's basketball facilities and indoor swimming pools?
  • What is your answer to overcrowding at the Senior Center and where can Life and Leisure classes meet?
  • What have you learned from the church purchase failure?
  • What role do you see City Council taking in making changes within the schools?
  • Is the Council empowered to interfere with the school system in any way?
  • How do you propose to make UA Green?
  • How should appointments be made to boards and commissions?
  • Are UA citizens safer because of the sexual predator legislation passed this year?
  • What is your opinion on privatizing trash pick up?
  • What is the best way to lobby City Council?

The evening includes details on the pending Schools levy, a chance to hear from and ask questions of the three School Board candidiates (for three seats) and the five City Council candidates (for three seats). Call 487-8131 for additional details.

UA City Council Candidates Forum

The five candidates for Upper Arlington City Council will present their positions and answer questions during a special Chamber luncheon forum on Thursday, October 11.

The candidates, Ed Seidel, Mary Ann Krauss, Dan McCormick, Erik Yassenoff, and Leslie Heath, all have agreed to participate in the forum, which will be held at Arlington Banquets & Conference Center, 1967 W. Henderson Road, beginning at 11:15 a.m. The event is sponsored by The Forum at Knightsbridge.

Chamber member David Kandel will moderate the discussion, which will include prepared questions from the Chamber’s Business Advocacy Committee as well as questions from the audience.

Attendance is open to Chamber members and non-members. The cost is $20 for members and their guests who register by October 8, and $25 for all others.

The five candidates are running for three vacant City Council seats. The election will be held Tuesday, November 6.

For more information about the luncheon or to make reservations, call the Chamber office at (614) 481-5710, e-mail your registration to admin@uachamber.org or visit www.uachamber.org.

Six former UA mayors back Seidel, Krauss and Yassenoff

Six former Upper Arlington’s mayors, Republicans and Democrats, joined together to write a letter to UA citizens about the upcoming election!

If there was ever a year for UAPA members to vote in a City Council election, this is it.

Kingsdale: Thinking Outside the Big Box

Progressive viewpoint:

To better the quality of life for Upper Arlington residents, the city must carefully guide the development of commercial and industrial property. Progressives want to increase revenue from commercial property, to keep property taxes down. The way to reach the goal is through careful planning and implementation, as well as actively seeking innovative partnerships with the private sector. It will not be achieved by passively waiting for new, unwise development to enrich the city.

City Council Series: Leslie Heath in Support of Library Censorship?

Issue Background

UAPA agrees with the UA Public Library’s philosophy that “…everyone matters and is respected.“ And we support its goal, which is “…to have an unbiased collection representing many points of view…”

However, in Upper Arlington, there is a growing intolerance of others’ views by a small, vocal minority influenced by outgoing Council member Tim Rankin. One of the most egregious examples is the 2005 dispute about the distribution of gay publications at the Upper Arlington Public Library. A group of conservatives tried to sway the Library Board with the claim they were protecting children.

Leslie Heath's Court Date with the Tax Man

BuckeyeState blog recently posted an entry regarding Leslie Heath's run in the UA City Council race. The Ohio Dept of Taxation seems to think that Leslie Heath and her husband owe over $11,000 in Ohio taxes. To see the court record, search on the Clerk of the Court of Common Pleas web site for the name 'Leslie Heath' or look at this screen shot.

Based on the feedback from our membership survey, nearly all of our 118 survey respondents indicated that unpaid personal income taxes or business bankruptcy would effect their vote.

Update: AsOhioGoes has also picked up the story and added to it.

Update2: Heath, accountant explain tax snafu

 

 

From the UA News, October 24, 2007:

Heath, accountant explain tax snafu

As Election Day approaches, public records concerning Upper Arlington City Council candidate Leslie Heath have become fodder for anonymous e-mail messages and Internet bloggers.

While public records indicate Mrs. Heath and her husband owe more than $11,000 in state income taxes for 2001, she said the whole thing is an unfortunate misunderstanding.

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