Asked what the biggest challenges facing the DeKalb County Board are, board member Craig Roman wrote, "The nursing home, solar development and water infrastructure in the county." Read Roman's full election questionnaire here.
DeKalb County Board member Laurie Emmer wrote on solar farms in her election questionnaire, saying "I have not had an issue with solar gardens, but I am looking at solar farms with caution. I would like to see how this goes with a limit for a couple of years."
Asked about solar energy farms, DeKalb County Board member Tim Bagby wrote, "The County’s role in the supporting wind and solar energy, as it is with any development, is to provide opportunity for developers and protection for homeowners and other property owners."
DeKalb County Board member Mary Cozad wrote in her election questionnaire, "I believe the county board should carefully monitor how well the companies we approved to establish solar farms are doing, and if they appear to be successful, approve even more solar farms."
Asked about solar energy farms, DeKalb County Board member John Frieders wrote, "I think there are definitely some questions about setbacks that need to be addressed." Read his full election questionnaire here.
"Property taxes are a true challenge. While I would like to commit to voting to cut them, that also means cutting services and I’m unwilling to commit to that without knowing specifics," C. Scott Campbell, DeKalb County Board member, wrote in his election questionnaire
DeKalb County Board, District 1 candidate Larry West said the biggest challenges facing the board are "Solar acreage and use, Nursing and Rehab center, Keeping taxes the same or reduction." Read West's full election questionnaire here.
DeKalb County Board, District 1 candidate Bradley Belanger said the biggest challenges facing the board are "1. Community engagement 2. Transparency 3. Tax relief to our taxpayers." Read Belanger's full election questionnaire here.
On the topic of economic development in DeKalb County, board member Karen Cribben wrote, "If you look at Syngenta, Ferrara, Facebook, and Amazon, I believe that DeKalb County is already on its way into the next decade." Read Cribben's full questionnaire here.