SPRINGDALE — Mayra Carrillo and Randall Harriman are running to represent Ward 1, the northwest and north central parts of the city, on the Springdale City Council.
The council position is nonpartisan. Council members meet twice a month and earn $900 monthly regardless of attendance.
The Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette emailed the same questions to the candidates. Their responses are below. Candidates were limited to 200 words per answer.
Question: Many have called lately for Springdale to become more inclusive of its many diverse communities. Do you agree with the goal? If not, why? If yes, how should the city accomplish it?
Carrillo: By electing more representative voices. Not everyone feels heard or represented by the types of perspectives currently on city council.
Harriman: I agree that we need to include all of our citizens. I think the best way for the city to do this is to add a diverse