Columbus residents voice concerns for next city mayor

By Curtis McCloud -   bio | email

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - For the first time this election season the four candidates for mayor were allowed to enter into the homes of Columbus residents during WTVM's live debate from the RiverCenter. The candidates talked about a lot of issues affecting the city but economic development, public safety, and taxes were the main focus.

But what do the people of Columbus think the next mayor should be most concerned about? Columbus voter Monica Cobis believes educating our youth should be a priority "As a citizen I think we need to put our focus on education and build up partnership and relationship and trying to help each other in that particular area, they are our future, the will be leading us in the future so that is where our focus should lie," Cobis said. Cobis also believe building better business relationships should be a priority. "Building business in uptown Columbus and throughout Columbus, building partnerships and increasing cooperative marketing," Cobis said are things the new mayor should be concerned with.

For voter Willie Davis, the issues are jobs and the economy."I think that their focus should be on putting all people and citizens back to work, I think the problem we face as a country is, we always do for other people first and we subsidize ourselves last," Davis said.

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