There are seven candidates for the four at-large spots on the Charlotte City Council. At least half of the seats will be filled by newcomers after David Howard and Michael Barnes decided to give up their seats to run for Mayor.

On the left, from top to bottom are John Powell, Claire Fallon and Pablo Carvajal. On the right, top to bottom are Vi Lyles, Julie Eiselt and James Mitchell.

 

What is the very first thing you would put on the City Council agenda if you should win a seat?

 

Violent crime is up. What specific actions would you take to address this problem?

 

Property taxes have gone up three of the past four years. What do you see happening with the tax rate the next two years?

 

As voters head to the polls, what’s the one thing you want them to know about you?