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* 1. What do you consider to be important issues for the City to address?

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* 2. Which demographic groups face the greatest challenge finding affordable housing?

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* 3. The scarcity of developable land due to farm and ranch lands, slope impediments, floodplain, and existing easements contributes to driving up the cost of housing.  The City of Missoula adopted a Growth Policy in 2010 that focuses inward to increase the number of housing units.  By allowing accessory dwelling units and higher density projects the City is slowly directing growth inward.  Knowing that we can't have it all but that compromise leads to better outcomes for the greater good, under what conditions are you willing to aide in addressing the lack of affordable housing?

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* 4. An alternative way to making housing more affordable is a rise in wages.  Missoula, like many other cities, has experienced a decline in natural resource-dependent employers (i.e. Stone Container left in 2008), and in turn we are seeing an increase in lower paying service jobs.  What do you think we should be doing to attract higher-paying jobs to  and within Missoula?

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* 5. Considering the quality of life Missoula offers with its world-class rivers and streams, University, downtown, arts & culture, walkable streets, farmers' markets, mixed land use and view sheds, do you believe the property taxes you pay to local government are...

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* 6. As you may know, Montana state law does not allow cities to impose a local option tax to capture tourist dollars as a form of revenue (only a small number of communities are permitted a resort tax like Whitefish).  Therefore all cities and counties are limited to paying for their communities' needs and services only through property tax and fees.  Whether you own a home or rent (where the property tax is passed along to renters), we all pay property tax.  Those taxes provide services that we individually could not provide on our own at a reasonable price.  Which of the following services are you content to have as a citizen?

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* 7. Recently the City Council approved the Mayor's budget.  Most of us are unaware of the budget process and that the City utilizes a performance based budget which means that maintenance and investment for the future is part of the budget, not just fixing things as they break or need replacing.  Considering it is roughly $153 million in size with 606 employees across 35 departments, how willing are you to participate in the process?

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* 8. Do you believe that human-caused climate change is happening?

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* 9. If so, who do you believe should be responsible in combating climate change?

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* 10. To that end, what tactics should we be taking?

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