The following are responses, edited for grammar and space, to questions issued by the Glendale News-Press. Candidate Chahe Keuroghelian was non-responsive.
How will you pull the city through the economic downtown and resulting budget gaps?
First, holding each department accountable for their expenditures is a requirement. Cutting costs, whether it is in supplies, salaries or project cost cuts — each department must submit a realistic budget and a path for achieving that reduction.
Second, any city project that is currently in progress or pending must come in either at or under budget. In an effort to ensure this is done, bonuses will be awarded to the project managers and construction companies who accomplish this. Those who go over budget will be subject to fines and penalties. Each project will be assigned a non-city employee who will act as a project manager and will be required to adhere to the budget stipulations of any job.