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Cindy Kelly

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Party: Democrat

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Website: http://www.hebrondems.com/

Age: 59

Marital Status: married

Current Residence: Hebron

Current Job: WestShore Associates

Previous Job: Hartford Courant

Previous Job: Hebron Public Schools

Education: BFA/University of Connecticut

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Why are you running for this office?
I am running for the Planning and Zoning Commitee as an Alternate member. As a 28-year resident of Hebron, I have the same hopes and concerns that most of the citizens do for the future of our town. I want to embrace the improvements that growth and progress can bring, while still preserving Hebron’s small town character. And while I am new to this committee, I can see the value in working to identify community needs and to balance long-term planning and development with the rights of the individual property owners - understanding the importance of creating plans and programs to insure growth, without losing the town’s unique heritage. I will work for clear, fair and consistent regulations and bylaws to protect our neighborhoods and open spaces, and will try to ensure that the change and progress that comes to Hebron is in harmony with the sensible community values that we all share. I will strive to balance the rights of property owners with those of their neighbors, and with the overall plan for the town. I will work for the people of Hebron, my neighbors, because Hebron is a great town. It's time to make it even better.
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What is the most pressing local issue facing your community and how would you solve it (within the capacity of the office for which you are running)?
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With the state's ongoing budget crisis looming over the election, what are your plans for your community's budget? Is there anything you can do make your town less dependent on revenue from the state?
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The legislature has been debating various ideas to allow towns to raise revenue locally through something other than property taxes. If you could ease your residents' property tax burden by adding another method of taxation, is there anything you might consider for your town?
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Are you in favor of regionalizing more services in conjunction with other nearby communities? If so, which ones?
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Should your school district get the same amount of education funding from the state if your district's enrollment is dropping?
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What's one thing most people don't know about you?