Real English Conversation - 88 : Politics
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Alex: Have you been following the race for the local city council seat?
Andrea: Yes, I have. It's an important election for our community. I'm really concerned about the rising property taxes in our neighborhood.
Alex: Yes, it's a big issue. We need to find a way to keep taxes under control while still providing necessary services. What do you think about the current development projects in our area?
Andrea: I think we need to make sure that any new developments are sustainable and benefit the community as a whole. I think the city should do more to support small businesses in our neighborhood.
Alex: I agree, small businesses are the backbone of our community and we need to make sure they have the resources they need to thrive. What do you think about the state of our local public transportation system?
Andrea: I think it's inadequate and needs to be expanded and improved. I think we need to do more to address the problem of homelessness in our community.
Alex: Yes, it's a complex issue, but we need to find solutions that help those in need while also ensuring public safety and health. What do you think about the current state of our public schools?
Andrea: I think we need to invest more in education to ensure that all children have equal opportunities to succeed. I think we need to prioritize public safety in our neighborhood by increasing police presence.
Alex: I understand your concerns, but we also need to make sure that our policing is fair and doesn't unfairly target certain groups. What do you think about the availability of affordable housing in our neighborhood?
Andrea: I think it's a major issue, and we need to make sure that everyone has access to safe and affordable housing. I think we need to do more to make our neighborhood more environmentally friendly and sustainable.
Alex: I agree, we should encourage green initiatives and reduce our environmental impact as much as possible.
What are Alex and Andrea discussing?
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What does Andrea think about the importance of small businesses in their neighborhood?
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What is a concern they both have related to their neighborhood?