Wednesday, October 12, 2011

The Bollard's rundown on the Mayoral Candidates .
To help you make your picks on Nov. 8, we’ve provided brief profiles of all 15 candidates and their answers to our voters’ guide questions. We asked the contenders what they would do to lower property taxes and whether they think the city’s been too generous (or not generous enough) giving tax breaks to wealthy developers and lawyers who want waterfront offices. The candidates were asked for their thoughts on the idea of limiting the spread of chain and franchise businesses and the prospect of putting the publicly owned Maine State Pier back on the market for private development. Waterfront zoning, the future of the Cumberland County Civic Center, and other issues were also discussed.