Covington Mayor

Joseph U. Meyer

Political party: Nonpartisan

Campaign website: http://meyerforcovington.com/

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Question 1:

Over the past several years many residents have found it difficult to find meaningful employment that is accessible to them. What steps will you take to ensure that residents in our more urban neighborhoods will be able to have the same opportunities as other communities, and to ensure that every part of the city benefits from economic development? 

The career center on Madison Avenue has core functions of training and job placement and is conveniently located to serve Covington's population. I will continue to support that service. I will encourage Gateway CTC to expand the middle skill training programs at the urban campus so that more of our neighbors can get quality training leading to a family sustaining wage. I will work with Covington's school systems to familiarize students with the economic opportunities available in the region.

Sherry Carran

Political party: Nonpartisan

Campaign website: http://www.sherrycarran.com/

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Question 1:

Over the past several years many residents have found it difficult to find meaningful employment that is accessible to them. What steps will you take to ensure that residents in our more urban neighborhoods will be able to have the same opportunities as other communities, and to ensure that every part of the city benefits from economic development? 

This question states those living in the urban core do not have the same opportunities as other communities, I do not agree.  People who have cars, whether living in the suburbs or the urban core, can pick where they want to work as they have their own transportation.  For suburban residents without cars they are very limited in transit options compared to those living in the urban core.  Covington’s urban core residents can get to the Covington Transit Center, and from there can find routes to major areas in Northern Kentucky.  The Southbank Shuttle gets people to Cincinnati with ease and to where many employment opportunities exist.

Improving economic development in Covington, attracting new businesses and retaining existing, will result in increased City revenue and possibly more employment opportunities.  Increased revenue will allow more investment in every part of Covington in the way of improved infrastructure, parks and city services.