Watch Now: Decatur Metropolis Council Candidates Struggle Over Hashish, Neighborhood Revitalization | Authorities and Politics
Kuhle has cited the demise of Erma Graves, who was killed in an April 2020 accident involving a driver underneath the affect of hashish.
Jenkins mentioned this represented an “outdated mind-set” to “carry up the demise of a black girl and an accident of this nature and cite that as the explanation why we should not have hashish on this neighborhood.”
Regardless of issues about illustration, most candidates mentioned they most popular the present format of the final metropolis council over an Alderman type of authorities.
Horn mentioned he was impartial on a change in authorities format.
Though Jenkins indicated on Tuesday that he was in favor of an Alderman type of authorities, he admitted on Wednesday that he was “going forwards and backwards” and was now impartial.
Solely Wetzel expressed his wholehearted assist for a change, arguing for a mayor on the whole and 10 council members who could be elected from town’s districts.
“If we’re lacking, and we now have traditionally missed, giant swathes of Decatur, we can not say that we’re absolutely consultant within the present mannequin of metropolis council,” Wetzel mentioned.
When requested about gun violence plaguing town, candidates mentioned there was no particular ordinance that would resolve the issue, however extra funding for the police division and offering extra sources and d financial alternatives to communities in misery would assist.