Hi everyone! Welcome to our live chat. I'm here with Joseph Cranney in the Naples Daily News studio for the Naples Daily News Naples mayoral candidate forum.
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Barnett opening statement: There's one important thing I want you to remember - three sitting City Council members endorse me.
Barnett: I have no second home, no second job, no conflicts of interest.
Heitmann opening statement: I'm calling for fiscal responsibility, protecting the community from overdevelopment and transparency.
Sorey opening statement: My focus is on the major issues in the past four years and the challenge we face in the next four years.
Heitmann: If I could take back a council action, it would be the landscaping project on Gulfshore Boulevard North.
Pointed question from @NDN_BrentBatten: Is it the role of the mayor to set the agenda and drum up public support for that agenda?
Candidates on their leadership styles:
Heitmann: Represent the community.
Sorey: Set the example.
On charter restrictions on building size:
Barnett and Sorey: underground parking is an asset.
Heitmann: the community is ignored.
Visions outlined so far in the debate:
Barnett: take a step back.
Heitmann: do what the people want.
Sorey: stay the course.
Question from Facebook: Do you support Phil McCabe's vision for 5th Avenue?
Barnett: Some parts.
The candidates are now answering audience questions. First up: Naples Municipal Airport.
Barnett keeps says the city has "reached a balance point" about mixed use on 5th Avenue, downtown events and the Naples airport.
The candidates are now talking the City Dock and Baker Park.
The debate has now ended. Thank you so much for participating in our live event.
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Candidates now closing. A wrap-up:
Barnett thinks city is fine as is.
Heitmann says some are being ignored.
Sorey wants to push forward.
Barnett gave a blistering closing statement. He said Sorey "basically does whatever he wants, when he wants."
Barnett called Heitmann "an expert at saying no to everything others propose."