The only one of our four regular guests on Ask The Mayor to face a primary opponent this year is Frankfort’s Chris McBarnes. He’ll have a candidate forum opposite his challenger, city councilman Lewis Wheeler, at the end of this month -- just a week before Election Day.
Today on the program, we’ll talk about what might go down that night in the cafeteria of Frankfort Middle School, and whether it’s fair for the head of the Clinton County Chamber of Commerce – with whom McBarnes has worked on many projects during his two terms in office – to be moderating the forum.
Also on this week’s show, a local township trustee has been appointed to oversee the future of blighted homes in Frankfort. It’s a subject on which Mayor McBarnes has spent considerable time, but what made it rise to the level of needing a full-time person to oversee it? And is the city any closer to solving the problem?