Candidates for at-large City Council seats say public safety, quality education, and a growing divide between the richer and poorer sections of Boston are top issues facing the city, according to a Globe survey.
Most of the eight contenders would not put a cap on charter schools or support a Walmart opening in Boston. All back an East Boston-only vote on a casino, the survey said.
The survey, conducted earlier this month, asked the candidates to respond to a list of questions that are important to Bostonians. Half the questions required detailed answers and half were yes-or-no questions. The online survey is now on BostonGlobe.com.
On the topic of education, candidates offered various steps they would take to improve city schools.
Michael Flaherty, a former council president, said he would support giving principals more authority and added control over how to best meet the needs of their students.
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