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Ross should be mayor - with caveats
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Monroe needs a mayor who will guide the city in a vigorous approach to economic development that produces tangible results; provide a fiscally responsible, thoughtful and long-term approach to local taxation; and lead City Hall in smooth and efficient operation.We're not convinced either candidate, incumbent Bill Ross or challenger Michael Boyce, is right for the task.In keeping with The Monroe Times' long-standing practice, we invited both candidates to meet with the editorial board to discuss issues, goals and qualifications. Boyce declined our invitation, stipulating he would only meet with us if we video and audio taped the proceedings and make them available, unedited, on our website. He earlier declined our reporter's request to interview him for a story about the candidates.