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Cranston's Mayoral Candidates Support the $6 Million Open Space Bond

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by Josh Wood Monday October 20, 2008

Sun Setting in Western Cranston7 Questions for Cranston’s Mayoral Candidates

A $6 Million city-wide open space bond to preserve open space lands
and natural resources throughout Cranston will appear on November’s ballot.

What’s your position on Cranston’s $6 million open space bond?

Cindy Fogarty: Cranston has been faced recently with serious attempts in development that are not conducive to a residential community such as Cranston. The city needs to evaluate every current area, its present zoning, and plan for its future use. Including open space wherever possible in the City is critical, but development and planning should be done with an eye toward smart development. The zoning board must have its mission the same as the overall view for the city. Too many times, the zoning board permits uses and exceptions that are not necessary under state law. Cranston does not have a plan in place for affordable housing, and so, we have no legal basis for denial of certain applications. While the Comprehensive Plan is presently being updated, it is not clear that a smart-growth plan is being considered throughout the city. I will ensure that Cranston planning makes the most of its open spaces and develops land responsibly.

Allan Fung : I support the open space bond.

Question 1: What’s your stance on a tax treaty with the State of Rhode Island for their use of the Pastore Center?
Question 2: What are some of your favorite things to do and see in Cranston?
Question 3: If you had to rate your political policies from 1 to 6, with 1
representing environmental action and 6 fiscal action, where would
your policies fall, and why?

Question 4: Pink flamingos vs. cement lions. Which lawn ornament do you prefer and why?

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