District 2 Candidate: Sam Goldstein, Libertarian 

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Sam Goldstein

Libertarian candidate for District 2

1.What do you offer as a candidate?

I own a small business (Goldstein Insurance Agency) and have lived in Indianapolis for my whole life. As a Libertarian I offer a fresh perspective on the purpose of government and will apply those principle of a smaller and more tolerant local government to my tenure on the City-County Council.

2. What does your district most need from the City Council?

Infrastructure improvements such as sidewalks and repaving of many streets.

3.What's your opinion of the 2012 budget proposed by the mayor?

The proposed budget spends too much money on supporting professional sports franchises, arts councils, golf courses and other services which do not belong in the realm of government, but in the private sector.

4. What is your position on a comprehensive smoking ban?

I am not only opposed to a comprehensive smoking ban I would work to overturn the existing smoking ban as it pertains to private property. Business owners should be able to make their own decisions as to whether to allow a legal substance to be consumed on their premises. I hold this position despite being a non-smoker and refusing to frequent establishments that currently allow smoking.

5.Do you think the city needs more police officers?

No, I think the existing police force could be better used investigating and preventing crimes against people and their property and not wasting time and resources on prostitution, drug users, traffic violators, etc.

6. Do you support increased funding for public transit?

No, the public transit system should be self-funding and self-sustaining. I especially oppose any type of regional transit system including a boondoggle like a light rail system.

7. Do you think the streets and sidewalks in your district are in good shape?

For the most part the existing main roads and sidewalks are in decent shape, but many neighborhoods need their roads repaved and new sidewalks constructed.

8. Name one project that would most benefit your district.

Bike paths and sidewalks that do not interfere with existing traffic patterns.

9. What question do you wish we'd asked?

Do you support giving millions of dollars each year to support professional sports franchises and their venues?

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