What do you consider the greatest accomplishments and failings of the Kamenetz administration?
Zinn: Accomplishment—keeping taxes stable Failings—heeding to developers; being reactive for political purposes rather than creative in in dealing with community issues; not improving County government performance
Does Baltimore County have adequate resources to meet its needs, particularly to renovate or replace aging schools? Do you support increasing the property tax or local income tax?
Zinn: County should work with State government to allocate proportionate share of funding. No higher taxes. Issue bond funding for schools
Do you support Baltimore County's federal housing consent decree? In particular, do you support a prohibition on rental discrimination against those who use federal housing vouchers?
Zinn: Housing vouchers need strong supportive services to make communities work well. Without these additional services, the communities will fail and contribute to declining neighborhoods.
Does the county government exercise adequate oversight over the school system?
Zinn: County government fails to oversee and share responsibility for the school system.
What role can the county play in assisting in the preservation or revitalization of aging communities?
Zinn: Unused, under-utilized, abandoned and aging structures can be bought and renovated with bond funds.
How would you characterize the relationship between the Baltimore County police and the communities they serve? Are any reforms necessary?
Zinn: County Police do the best job possible. Reforms might stress reducing escalation of conflicts and obtaining resolutions of issues.
Baltimore County was a pioneer in rural land preservation. Do its zoning policies and the Urban-Rural Demarcation Line continue to serve the county's needs?
Zinn: Zoning & URDL efforts work but should be strictly enforced with no manipulation of the system by County government. Should adopt a DO NO HARM policy for rural/agricultural lands.
Is Baltimore County's support for cultural institutions in Baltimore City too little, too much or just right?
Is Baltimore County adequately served by mass transit?
Zinn: Yes. However, improved roadways and signaling systems should be provided for better traffic flow.