City Council, mayor candidates talk goals, accomplishments

NewImageNew Saint Andrews’ conditional use permit to expand into CJ’s building a popular topic.

Candidates for Moscow City Council and mayor answered questions ranging from the role of city government to their thoughts on the city granting a conditional use permit to New Saint Andrews College so it can expand its downtown campus into the former Cadillac Jack’s building on Friday at the Nuart Theatre in Moscow.

All the candidates on the ballot attended the NSA-hosted candidate forum. Linda Pall is challenging Mayor Bill Lambert for the mayor position; incumbent councilors Art Bettge, Gina Taruscio and Walter Steed and newcomers Robb Parish and Brandy Sullivan are competing for three four-year seats; and Anne Zabala is trying to unseat incumbent Councilor John Weber for the open two-year position.

Pall, a longtime city councilor and attorney, said it is important to look at the track record of Lambert and herself. She said she has helped save historic properties in Moscow such as the 1912 Center.

Pall said she would like to support progressive development in Moscow so families can find a home in “America’s best hometown.”

Grab your wallets! When you hear “progressive development” that means they have their fingers on your wallets. 

As for the conditional use permit granted to NSA that allows the college to establish a music conservatory with up to 300 students at the CJ’s building, Pall said it is OK for schools to be present in downtown Moscow, however, she said she is concerned about potential parking issues and how they will be resolved.

Via the Moscow-Pullman Daily News