January 20, 2021

Chatham Commission District 6 candidates talk job creation, public transportation – News – Savannah Morning News

The southernmost section of Chatham County is encompassed by District 6, covering a varied assortment of communities — including Savannah’s Southside and its somewhat-struggling commercial corridor — and stretching way to the wilds of Ossabaw Island.

After besting a fellow Republican candidate in Georgia’s June 9 primary, William Dyal is now facing Democrat Aaron “Adot” Whitely in the Nov. 3 Chatham County Commission race to represent District 6. Both are newcomers to public office; current District 6 Commissioner James “Jay” Jones chose to forgo a reelection run in favor of a failed bid to become the board’s chair.

In separate interviews with the Savannah Morning News, the District 6 candidates discussed some of their plans and spoke about what is motivating them to run for this County Commission seat.

Empty commercial spaces and job creation

While residential development is continuously ongoing in District 6, business growth is less dynamic there,

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Cars.com Compares Each Presidential Candidate’s Automotive Policies

CHICAGO, Oct. 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Cars.com (NYSE: CARS) is a leading digital automotive marketplace and solutions provider. The Cars.com team of experts explored the differences in each candidate’s platforms and looked into major impacts the upcoming election will have on the automotive market and American consumers. The full report can be found at Cars.com/news/election2020.

“The first point people should understand about the auto industry is that vehicles are manufactured for years in essentially the same form based on an enormous upfront investment — vehicle platforms last 6.7 years on average,” said Joe Wiesenfelder, executive editor for Cars.com. “Contrast this with a four-year presidential term, and it’s hard to accept any claim that a president or nominee has changed, or could change, where automakers conduct final assembly in short order, even though this is where the current candidates are making most of their campaign claims and pledges.”

Cars.com discusses

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The 2020 Election and Auto: Cars.com Compares Each Presidential Candidate’s Automotive Policies | News

– October 1, 2020

Cars.com outlines what a President Donald Trump reelection or a Former Vice President Joe Biden presidency means for the future of the automotive industry and car shopping 

CHICAGO, Oct. 1, 2020 — Cars.com (NYSE: CARS) is a leading digital automotive marketplace and solutions provider. The Cars.com team of experts explored the differences in each candidate’s platforms and looked into major impacts the upcoming election will have on the automotive market and American consumers. The full report can be found at Cars.com/news/election2020.

“The first point people should understand about the auto industry is that vehicles are manufactured for years in essentially the same form based on an enormous upfront investment — vehicle platforms last 6.7 years on average,” said Joe Wiesenfelder, executive editor for Cars.com. “Contrast this with a four-year presidential term, and it’s hard to accept any claim that a president or nominee has

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Metro candidates agree transportation bond isn’t perfect but will support it

The two candidates vying to represent a large swath of Portland on the Metro Council say they support the regional government’s proposed payroll tax designed to raise billions for transportation projects and neither said they’d commit to imposing a sunset on the tax if elected.

Mary Nolan and Chris Smith, the candidates competing in a runoff to represent District 5, which covers portions of North, Northwest and Northeast Portland, agreed they aren’t over the moon regarding the $7 billion transportation package or the payroll tax on employers to fund it. Nolan, a former majority leader in the Legislature and city of Portland bureau director, called the package “imperfect” but said the good parts outweigh the bad.

Smith, a retired computer engineer and longtime advocate and representative on influential Portland transportation and planning committees, said the package isn’t what he would design but he believes it will be “ultimately positive” for

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