Tuesday night’s second county commissioner’s debate, hosted by the Forsyth County Tea Party Patriot Alliance, posed some tough questions to incumbents and their contenders.
All candidates were present with the exception of John Derucki and Brian Tam who were unable to attend due to prior commitments. Dennis Brown was expected to show late due to a previous engagement and he was able to briefly answer questions at the end of the debate.
The pressing question on the agenda asked for candidates to answer – name a specific area in the county budget in which they would support cutting.
Patrick Bell (District 4, incumbent commissioner) explained that amenities have a large portion of the current budget. “Parks and Recreation has eight percent of the budget, that’s 7.27 million dollars a year. I’d look into those amenities.”
“I don’t have one specific area, but I would not move