Candidates vying for the Tuscaloosa City Council District 4 seat vacated earlier this year got their chance at speaking with constituents last week with the help of the League of Women Voters of Greater Tuscaloosa.

Candidates Frank Fleming, Lee Busby and John Earl were available for questions and addressed their views on the future of District 4 at the event.

Each candidate was given time for a one-minute opening statement, followed by timed questions.

Here’s what each said would be their main focus as Distrct 4 city councilman:

  • “I want to grow where it makes sense and attract young talent, as in I want to retain more people like me that went to the university here and graduated here and stayed here and chose this as their home and their career.” – Fleming
  • No. 1 is crime and public safety. No. 2 is our infrastructure and the importance of historic residential neighborhoods and the business activity down here.” – Busby
  • “I would concentrate on having a good relationship with my constituents to see what they are thinking about and see what bothers them and what they need for their neighborhoods” – Earl

The election is Oct. 8.

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