John Hahn: 2022 candidate for Kane County Board District 17
Office sought: Kane County Board District 17
Previous offices held:
Q: Do you support an increase in the countywide retail sales tax to help pay for expenses related to the SAFE T legislation? Yes/No? If yes, which SAFE T-related expenses, specifically, should be covered with the additional tax? If no, how do you suggest paying for the increased expenses related to the SAFE T legislation?
Q: What should be done to retain county staff? If you propose increases in salaries or benefits, how should those added costs be covered?
Q: Do you believe the county auditor should be an elected or appointed position? Why? Are there any other countywide offices that are currently elected positions that you believe should be appointed instead? If so, please explain.
Q: The county has seen an increase in truck traffic. How do you propose to address the infrastructure needs that come with this increase in traffic? Do you support a moratorium on warehouse developments in unincorporated areas of the county? Yes/No? Please explain.
Q: What direction do you think the county should move as it relates to its aging buildings? Build new or rehab existing buildings? Why and how would you propose the county pay for any new buildings or improvements?
Q: How do you think the county should spend the remaining COVID19 relief funds?
Q: The COVID pandemic also put a spotlight on the need for mental health services. What role should the county play in this?