"This is YOUR money and shouldn't have been taken from you in the first place. What is planned now is a misuse of tax dollars to court votes. Needs within the city should be approached on a case-by-case basis."
Dispatch: Council wants neighborhoods to reap revenue windfall - Sunday, February 20, 2011
"Noble, who is a software engineer, said the process is discouraging to smaller party candidates because they don't have an established political apparatus behind them."
This Week News: Long list of candidates could result in primaries - Saturday, February 12, 2011 09:33 AM
"There's a debate over who the true third party is in Ohio," he said. "Here we are, coming through with this when other parties failed."
Dispatch: Dozen file petitions for Columbus City Council - Thursday, February 3, 2011 02:56 AM
Mark Noble, who works as a software engineer for an online charter school, said he'd look for savings through competition for providing city goods and services.
"We need to use the bidding process as much as we can to make sure we're getting the most out of our money," he said. That could include privatizing trash collection and other city services if the city could get a better deal, he said.
Instead of going out and offering tax breaks to attract business, he said, the city should cut the budget and taxes to bring jobs. "If you want birds in your backyard, you don't go out and buy birds, you just make it a hospitable place where the birds just want to show up."
Dispatch: GOP hopes to put city budget on strict diet - Sunday, January 30, 2011 02:57 AM
"I'm two signatures away from collecting 900 signatures just by myself," Noble said Wednesday. "I've been working on it since November."
Dispatch: Columbus council hopefuls face petition hurdle - Monday, January 24, 2011 02:51 AM
“We’ve braved foul weather, icy steps, and lots of cautious dogs,” says Mark Noble about his time spent collecting signatures this winter. “But I’ve found people to be welcoming, both to my ideas for restoring integrity to city council, and to me personally, as people invite me into their homes to warm up and chat.”
Columbus Underground: Libertarians Seek Signatures for City Council Ballot - Monday, January 17, 2011 2:00pm
SNP Online: 49 toss hats in ring for Columbus council seats - Tuesday, December 21, 2010 10:21 AM EST
"council Democrats are unlikely to favor the former vice chairman for the Libertarian State Central Committee - and those with a wide range of civic and business experience."
Dispatch: Candidates line up to fill Columbus City Council vacancies - Friday, December 17, 2010 01:34 PM
NBC4i: 49 Apply For Columbus City Council Vacancies - Friday, December 17, 2010
Columbus Underground: 49 Applications Filed for 2 City Council Seats - Friday, December 17, 2010 3:20pm