By Gretchen Bolander

Published 03/24 2014 11:45AM

Updated 03/24 2014 11:49AM

JOPLIN, MO---Joplin City Council candidate Jim West answers the following questions:

1) Joplin's biggest challenge in the next four years, what would you do?
2) So much economic development is focused on the downtown area and tornado zone, what would you do to help ensure empty buildings in west Joplin see redevelopment attention?
3) Some residents believe Joplin needs more parks and recreational opportunities, do you agree and if so what would you add?
4) In the search for the next city manager, what sort of candidate do you think needs to be hired?
5) Joplin recycling: what's your position on the curbside ballot?

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