Jacqueline Andrew: 2021 candidate for North Barrington village board
Seven candidates for three seats
City: North Barrington
Occupation: Retired teacher
Civic involvement: Trustee for 8 years on environmental commission for 5 years
Q: How do you view your role in confronting the pandemic: provide leadership even if unpopular, give a voice to constituents -- even ones with whom you disagree, or defer to state and federal authorities?
A: Being a role model and provide leadership
Q: Did your town continue to adequately serve its constituents during the disruptions caused by the pandemic? If so, please cite an example of how it successfully adjusted to providing services. If not, please cite a specific example of what could have been done better.
A: It sent out a newsletter so people were aware of what the latest information was.
Q: In light of our experiences with COVID-19, what safeguards/guidelines should you put in place to address any future public health crises?
A: Be aware of viruses in foreign countries and take action immediately.
Q: What cuts can local government make to reduce the burden of the pandemic on taxpayers?
Q: What do you see as the most important infrastructure project you must address? Why and how should it be paid for? Conversely, during these uncertain economic times, what infrastructure project can be put on the back burner?
A: Roads split with the county dealing with flint creek.
Q: Do you plan to address businesses that don't adhere to the governor's order to close or restrict business?
A: We have none.
Q: Do you agree or disagree with the stance your board/council has taken on permitting recreational marijuana sales in the community? What would you change about that stance, if you could?
A: Disagree. We should be able to sell it.
Q: What's one good idea you have to better the community that no one is talking about yet?
A: Make a turn lane traveling east on 22 and 59 going north