Millie Butcher Conway

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Political party: 
Nonpartisan
Question 1: 

Many communities around Georgetown offer curbside recycling services to residents, which prevents waste from ending up in costly landfills and can generate money for cities when they operate at scale. The Georgetown City Council has considered expanding recycling to include curbside recycling, but the idea stalled over concerns about up-front costs. What is your strategy to implement curbside recycling to the city of Georgetown?

Let me first state that curbside recycling has been a passion of mine since I first campaigned two years ago because I am very interested in Georgetown becoming as "green" as possible. I have been selected to serve on the public works committee of Georgetown. We are currently working very diligently with a consulting firm on this very issue in the hope that Georgetown finally becomes a curbside recycling community.

Question 2: 

Currently people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or queer (LGBTQ+) lack protection from discrimination in housing, employment, or public accommodation under state or federal law. Eight cities in Kentucky have passed their own expanded human rights ordinance, often to referred to as a Fairness Ordinance, to extend protections to LGBTQ+ individuals. Regionally this has included cities such as Frankfort, Lexington, and Midway. Do you support a fairness ordinance in Georgetown to protect LGBTQ+ individuals from discrimination?

The Fairness Doctrine is certainly an issue that deserves to be addressed and it should be done so by our state government.

Question 3: 

Which elements of the Georgetown-Scott County Comprehensive Plan are you most committed to? Why?

I will once again mention my passion for securing curbside recycling for Georgetown's citizens. It is the main reason that I am serving on the Public Works Committee. I am also sincerely passionate about safe, well-lit sidewalks and walkways along Georgetown's city streets and state highways. None of this city's citizens should fear losing their life because they are traveling along a poorly lit and dangerous roadway.

Question 4: 

What steps will you take to encourage and ensure health, stability, and well-being for low income residents of Georgetown, especially when it comes to affordable housing?

I want to continue to work with our city's housing authority and charitable organizations to ensure that all of those citizens that are disadvantaged will have the same opportunities as everyone else in Georgetown. This certainly applies to addressing this community's housing opportunities and its lack of shelters. We should also continue to support organizations like Habitat for Humanity and Elizabeth's Place.

Question 5: 

Georgetown is one of the fastest growing cities in the Commonwealth of Kentucky, and many residents have difficulty finding ways around town for needed services, including work, doctors visits, and more. Do you think it is time for the city to explore public transit opportunities to provide alternative means of transportation in and around the city, especially as we have seen other cities in central Kentucky do so in recent years?

Yes. Georgetown is long overdue in providing its citizens with a public transit opportunity. We need affordable transportation for people of all ages, especially the elderly, to allow them to safely travel to doctors visits, grocery stores, drug stores, etc.