Friday, March 29, 2019

Update: My post about the Naples Special Election

Naples City Council - April 2, 2019
In my post Monday about the Naples City Council special election, I wrote that candidate Bill Moss did not respond to my emailed invitations to complete to my candidate questionnaire. Later that day, Mr. Moss informed me that my emails were in his “spam” folder and accepted my offer to share his response, albeit belatedly. 
If I had had it before I published initially, I would have included the following two paragraphs to supplement what I had gathered from online research. As I did with the responses of the other candidates, I’ve significantly edited Moss's answers for brevity, so I encourage you to read them in their entirety here.
Moss said three things he wants to accomplish if elected are:
  • “Continue to advocate improvements to water quality…; ensure all capital projects and new land use/development have a water quality component;”
  • “Ensure consistent communication and collaboration with residents, staff and regional agencies;” and
  • “Ensure reasonable and responsible commercial and residential redevelopment consistent with the ambiance of Naples….”

Also -- in that same earlier post, I wrote that Alan Horton is a former Naples Daily News publisher. In fact, he is a former editor of the Naples Daily News and a former publisher with the E.W. Scripps Company. 

In response to the question, “What recent City Council decision(s) did you disagree with the outcome?”, he wrote that he reviewed and would not disagree with any of the decisions made since January 1, 2019, and that, “While I may have influenced the outcome had I been a [participant] on the dais, I respect the decision of the majority of the elected officials.”