Supporting Leaders Who Listen

Criteria for Candidate Endorsements

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CHALT will weigh these factors in evaluating candidates for endorsement. Does the candidate demonstrate:

  • A commitment to make steady progress toward these community goals and an understanding of their complexity;
  • Ability to offer practical suggestions about how each goal can be addressed;
  • The personal qualities and skills to work constructively with colleagues and community members to accomplish these goals, i.e. listening skills, respect for dissenting views, critical thinking and problem solving skills;
  • Acknowledgement of the need for a vision that looks at the whole town comprehensively in order to evaluate cumulative impact.

Community Goals  

  • An inclusive community that provides housing, shopping, and recreation options for all income levels;
  • Effective traffic and transit solutions, through long range planning, infrastructure investments and council leadership.
  • Intelligent land use planning using data driven analysis and high standards for new development;
  • Wise use of our tax dollars;
  • A healthy natural environment with good water quality in our streams, adequate public parkland, reduced flooding, and abundant wildlife;
  • Safe, healthy neighborhoods with excellent public schools.