Hello everyone and good morning - I'm Kelsey Proud, Online Producer for St. Louis Public Radio. We'll be getting started in about 15 minutes with the forum - but what questions or thoughts do you have right now? We'll be chatting here throughout.
Thanks to those of you who have submitted questions!
@Beth: Lewis Reed is definitely here. He's seated at the table.
@Beth: No problem. Mr. Reed is actually speaking right now. We are alternating responses in order to be as fair as possible.
Audience member: how do we stop white-collar crime? Question is directed to current Mayor Slay.
Slay: "White collar crime is just as bad as any other kind of crime."
Audience member asks Reed for specifics on his education plan.
Moderator Don Marsh asks other candidates for specifics on their education plans. Matthews up first - begins response by talking about what he considers the main issue - discipline, and parent-involvement.
Slay now responding to the many questions we've received about the future of the Water Department.
Question from audience member on development policy to all candidates on the amount of tax incentives given to developers and how that relates to funding for education.
What do you think about tax credits for developers?
Thanks everyone for joining us today. We will now close this chat - but will keep it around for your reference.