Virginia J. Cain
Republican Candidate, District
1) What do you offer as a
Experience - Councillor almost 8 years.
Knowledge - I
have learned about many issues our City faces and worked with people to tackle
Enthusiasm - I
love my district and I love my City.
2) What does your district
most need from the City Council?
balanced budget (we have delivered 3 years! 4th is coming)
Liason between city departments.
Infrastructure to be funded and done. ($425 MILLION worth is
getting done!; $740 MILLION SAVED in consent decree)
Development support - Indy is doing well in a down economy nationally
- transparency - (we are! new ethics guidelines
for Councillors, I oversaw)
A voice for their area in the grand scheme of things.
3) What's your opinion of the 2012
budget proposed by the mayor?
It is another
hard year with revenues down but we have an effective leader in the Mayor and
the budget IS balanced.
I support that.
4) What is your position on a
comprehensive smoking ban?
We have a comprehensive
5) Do you think the city needs more
I think we are doing a
great job with the number we have. We are planning for another recruit
It is a bigger issue then
yes or no. Monies need to be there for that investment and we need to
make sure we are hiring quality not just quantity.
6) Do you support increased funding for
7) Do you think the streets and sidewalks
in your district are in good shape?
They are GREAT
compared to a year ago but there is still more to do! We are doing more
work this season than ever in the history of the City!!
8) Name one project that would most
benefit your district.
Widening 79th Street and sidewalks along Hague Road from 82nd to
9) What question do you wish we'd
Name 3 places people should
check out in Indy:
Food Emporium and the shops at 56th and Illinois
The Propylaeum Club 1410 N. Delaware Street - beautiful
Victorian home open weekdays for lunch
Indianapolis Museum of Art gardens and grounds.