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CivicLex Candidate Survey

District 7

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Chris Logan

Top Three Issue Priorities:
Has not responded as of 9/21/2018

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Preston Worley

Top Three Issue Priorities:
Development & Housing, General Governance, & Public Safety


Agriculture & Food Systems

Chris Logan:

Most Significant Issue: Has not responded as of 9/21/2018.

Plan to Address it: Has not responded as of 9/21/2018.

Preston Worley:

Most Significant Issue: In my opinion, Lexington is the most unique city in the country because of our rural landscape. We must protect our farms for both our identity and our economy.

Plan to Address it: Not only does our rural surrounding make us unique, it is also an economic engine for our City and the Region and is home to our signature horse industry. It is vital that we protect, preserve and conserve our farmland, including the Purchase of Development Rights Program. I have and will continue to support efforts that expand our agriculture business and tourism industries.


Arts & Culture

Chris Logan:

Most Significant Issue: Has not responded as of 9/21/2018.

Plan to Address it: Has not responded as of 9/21/2018.

Preston Worley:

Most Significant Issue: Suburban areas tend to have less public art than our downtown neighborhoods. I would like to see more art in the 7th District.

Plan to Address it: Our diverse and unique arts community enriches the lives of all citizens. From Lexington theatres, museums, community cultural programs, festivals, fairs and public murals there is a steady, strong pulse that provides wonderful outlets and opportunities to our neighborhoods and citizens. As a city, we should look for more places and opportunities for public art, including our parks and streetscapes. Additionally, we should help to fund and foster artistic development.


Community Design

Chris Logan:

Most Significant Issue: Has not responded as of 9/21/2018.

Plan to Address it: Has not responded as of 9/21/2018.

Preston Worley:

Most Significant Issue: Existing neighborhoods are hesitant to accept new development because they fear that it will change the character of their community. We need to work with our neighbors to design complimentary communities that address our growing housing needs and compliment existing neighborhoods.

Plan to Address it: When we plan for new development we need to design and create connected, walkable, and livable communities. Additionally, we have to remember our neighborhoods in transition—those that are being redeveloped and those that see development encroaching on them. We should work with those neighborhoods most closely impacted by new development and strive to design in such a way that preserves and celebrates the character and culture of existing communities.


Development & Housing

Chris Logan:

Most Significant Issue: Has not responded as of 9/21/2018.

Plan to Address it: Has not responded as of 9/21/2018.

Preston Worley:

Most Significant Issue: Our city has a housing shortage, but most notably an affordable housing shortage.

Plan to Address it: Affordable housing is a passion of mine. My private law practice focuses on the financing and development of affordable housing. As a Councilmember I have championed and supported the funding of offices and programs to address homelessness prevention, affordable housing development, and neighborhoods in transition. I will continue to support and fight for expansion of the LFUCG Affordable Housing Trust Fund that has leveraged approximately $100 million in affordable housing development.


Economic Development

Chris Logan:

Most Significant Issue: Has not responded as of 9/21/2018.

Plan to Address it: Has not responded as of 9/21/2018.

Preston Worley:

Most Significant Issue: Job Creation. We must always be working to create new, more, and better paying jobs.

Plan to Address it: Creating new jobs is one of the most important issues facing our city. Paramount to job creation is education and workforce training. The city and our business community should support and encourage training programs. We need to work closely with CommerceLex, our signature industries like bourbon and horses, and our major employers in the healthcare and higher education fields to promote job creation. We also must promote diversity and inclusion to ensure a diverse and dynamic workforce.


Education

Chris Logan:

Most Significant Issue: Has not responded as of 9/21/2018.

Plan to Address it: Has not responded as of 9/21/2018.

Preston Worley:

Most Significant Issue: It is our top priority to ensure that our students have a safe environment in which to learn.

Plan to Address it: Education is one of the most beneficial influences in our society. It is critical to continue to build upon our work with the school and university systems, providing them the assistance they need to create an atmosphere where students succeed. Most important in supporting our schools is to ensure the safety and security of students. From our own police efforts, helping pay for school safety infrastructure, and working with parents, the City can take a part in this important task.


Environment & Energy

Chris Logan:

Most Significant Issue: Has not responded as of 9/21/2018.

Plan to Address it: Has not responded as of 9/21/2018.

Preston Worley:

Most Significant Issue: All of our City's policies and practices must look to energy efficiency, which translates to fiscal savings and responsibility as well as environmental responsibility.

Plan to Address it: I believe we have an obligation to be good stewards of our environment and to reduce our carbon footprint. Accordingly, I support clean energy. We must continue our efforts in using low emission vehicles in our City’s various fleets, examine how we can strengthen and expand our recycling services, and work to make our government buildings more energy efficient. Ultimately, energy efficient policies in our government will save money as well as protect our environment.


General Governance

Chris Logan:

Most Significant Issue: Has not responded as of 9/21/2018.

Plan to Address it: Has not responded as of 9/21/2018.

Preston Worley:

Most Significant Issue: Our City is headed in the right direction and under good leadership. We need to continue to build on the progress we have made in recent years. We saw great accomplishments this past year particular with the advancement of the Civic Center improvements, the Town Branch Commons, the expansion of our fire department, the additional funding for police equipment, and a significant investment in our parks.

Plan to Address it: As Councilmember, I have advocated for expansion of our police and fire departments, improvements to our roads and sidewalk infrastructure, and continued investment in our parks. I will continue to advocate for those issues that I believe to be the most important all while keeping a watchful eye on our budget to ensure that we are spending the City's money responsibly.


Immigration

Chris Logan:

Most Significant Issue: Has not responded as of 9/21/2018.

Plan to Address it: Has not responded as of 9/21/2018.

Preston Worley:

Most Significant Issue: All people should feel free to reach out for help for social services and police protection to avoid the marginalization of people and to prevent and prosecute crime.

Plan to Address it: Our city’s primary objective is to provide needed services, infrastructure, and protections to all its residents. National and state politics may dictate certain immigration policy, and our court system is in place to adjudicate those issues, but local government must be accessible to all people regardless of race, ethnicity, or immigration status. All people should feel free to reach out for help for social services and police protection.


Public Health

Chris Logan:

Most Significant Issue: Has not responded as of 9/21/2018.

Plan to Address it: Has not responded as of 9/21/2018.

Preston Worley:

Most Significant Issue: Our City, like many others in the state and nation, is facing an unprecedented opioid epidemic.

Plan to Address it: The Opioid Crisis is our latest and worst in a long time. As a result, our city, like many, is facing opioid overdoses, property crime, and, sadly, gun violence. We must expand our police force and fully fund our fire and medical services to respond to overdose incidents and to crack down on the supply of drugs coming into our community. We must also provide treatment for those who face this horrible addiction and get them the help they need.


Public Safety

Chris Logan:

Most Significant Issue: Has not responded as of 9/21/2018.

Plan to Address it: Has not responded as of 9/21/2018.

Preston Worley:

Most Significant Issue: Lexington has the most professional, dedicated, and hardworking first responders. We have to ensure that they are always adequately equipped and supported by a adequate personnel.

Plan to Address it: My number one priority is the continued investment in public safety. Public safety is the biggest and most important challenge facing all of our city, the 7th District included. I supported increases to both our police and fire departments this past year. In the coming year, I will support a larger police force and the creation of a new patrol sector, as well as the continued investment in our fire and emergency medical services.


Transportation

Chris Logan:

Most Significant Issue: Has not responded as of 9/21/2018.

Plan to Address it: Has not responded as of 9/21/2018.

Preston Worley:

Most Significant Issue: Access to public transportation does not extend to many suburban areas and does not always provide enough access within underserved neighborhoods.

Plan to Address it: When I talk to my constituents in the 7th District, I hear an overwhelming desire for more public transportation routes in suburban areas of our community. While we know that many of our citizens use LexTran to get to and from downtown, work, and school, many who live further out do not have that option. Additionally, there are underserved communities in the suburban areas that need better bus service in order to get around within their neighborhoods.


Richard Young