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William Turner: Candidate Profile

St. Charles City Council Ward 3 (4-year Term) (Independent)

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Note: Answers provided have not been edited for grammar, misspellings or typos. In some instances, candidate claims that could not be immediately verified have been omitted.

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Bio

City: St. Charles

Website: Candidate did not respond.

Office sought: St. Charles City Council Ward 3 (4-year Term)

Age: 66

Family: Candidate did not respond.

Occupation: Retired from Johnson Controls, Quality Assurance

Education: BS Public Aministration, Univ. of Arizona MS Urban Affairs Univ. of Wisconsin

Civic involvement: Tri-Com 911 Board Member, 8 years

Elected offices held: Alderman, City of St. Charles 8 years

Have you ever been arrested for or convicted of a crime? If yes, please explain: No

Candidate's Key Issues

Key Issue 1

Stable Taxes, development that adds to City Revenue to keep resident property Tax stable

Key Issue 2

Completion of 3rd Water Tower to increase water pressure and fire safety around North High School, lower hardness of water on the west side of City

Key Issue 3

New development partners on 1st Street,

Questions & Answers

Under what circumstances, if any, should financial incentives, including TIF districts, be used to lure residential and commercial development to the city?

Financial sales tax incentives for proven businesses for a short period of time is something I would consider TIF districts in a City our size are very risky, and I would be inclined to vote no.

What is the future of Charlestowne Mall as you see it? Would you support the use of eminent domain by the city to gain control of the property?

I would not use eminent domain. The market will tell us when to offer incentives if need be. Under no circumstances would I approve a TIF, especially if residences are involved.

Are you comfortable with the mix of taverns and the conduct of their patrons in downtown St. Charles?

I would like to see more resturants, not bars. I would like to see the bars market to a more sophisticated group.

What aspects must a redevelopment of the old St. Charles Mall property include? Would you support any level of residential development on that property?

I would not supprt an expanded TIF on the old mall that included residences. Retail and commercial uses would be acceptable and could be offered sales tax incentives.

Talking with your friends and neighbors, what seems to be their biggest public safety concern? Explain the concern as you see it, and discuss how you think it should be addressed.

Low rent apartments that attract undesirable tenents, I support the Crime Free ordinance that has been proposed

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