1) What do you offer as a candidate?
I Love Indianapolis. I believe I need to EARN THE PEOPLES TRUST FIRST... Trust of public officials have seemed to slip ALOT over the past decade or so in our city county building. I certainly will not stand for any deceit or miss guided proposals that come before me. I will speak loudly and with passion should this insanity continue. I will have no corruption or dishonesty of any kind on my watch. I want what is BEST for the people. I Love this city. My heart is in it.
2) What does your district most need from the City Council?
- AT LARGE? - Good grief.. "COMMON SENSE" seems to be righteously in order here. With a deep Love of community and a good understanding of what THE PEOPLE want and need first. This city needs accountable representatives with a bold new clear vision of our future to make this machine to work proper.
3) What's your opinion of the 2012 budget proposed by the mayor?
Well... trying to take $200,000 from IACC budget really makes me angry to start. Like all proposed budgets, there are obvious HOLES and HYPE. I don't trust it. Right after Ballard presented his 2012 budget. The head of IMPD finances was up there looking at the city council saying "We are broke". They said... REALLY? Only 7 months into the year and you spent you whole years budget in 7 months? The officer replied "Yes we do not even have toilet paper money". So with this said... I can't believe ANYONES BUDGET. All the facts point elsewhere, nervously whistling past the graveyard.
4) What is your position on a comprehensive smoking ban?
- Um.. Simply put (((Aw HELL NO!))) Why would I vote to close a cigar and hooka bars and unemploy 1000s of my friends? The GOVERNMENT has NO RIGHT telling ANY business owner what they can do in their own establishment as long as it is a legal activity. NO NANNY STATE - NO NANNY CITY! - I stand firm on this. Keep the government out of my body, home and business.
5) Do you think the city needs more police officers?
I think we need to weed out some of the high paid admin folks and put some more officers in the street, YES. I feel that the good people of Indianapolis would feel much safer if we would install breathalysers on every officers' car ignition. The IMPD has lost a lot of faith and trust over the last few years. The root of it always seems to be alcohol driven. Fix this issue and we (the good folks of Indy) will certainly start to show our renewed love and respect for the officers, that they most certainly deserve.
6) Do you support increased funding for public transit?
NO! - I like the idea. Lite rails are cool. I used them in Cleveland all the time. But NOT as an added tax. There is not a transportation company in the world that MAKES MONEY. They are all heavily "SUBSIDIZED". If we agree to pay $15 pp nowÃ how much more will be added next year when you want to add more track and stations? It CERTAINLY is NOT an economically sound move for our people and city at this point in time. Plus we still have a bad taste in our mouths from that whole Stadium investment thing... ya know. Bad investments. no positive returns. WHY go more in the hole on the tax payers back, just to dig us in deeper? Here is a GOOD idea. Take the money from a new income source that we will have in the city/state with in the next 4 years. The CANNABIS TAX.
7) Do you think the streets and sidewalks in your district are in good shape?
I gotta say.. YES.. I am proud of the work I have seen recently done in the streets here in Indy. It's been over 12 years since anyone has addressed the issue of infrastructure. I like new roads. Although I must admit. 38th and Lafayette rd and Ft Square seem to be having issues with a timely COMPLETION of their work. The businesses in those areas need a FAT TAX CREDIT for loss of business the last 2 and a half YEARS.
8) Name one project that would most benefit your district.
Setting up cannabis dispensaries in Marion County as a C4/C5 special variance zoning. Allowing Hoosiers to grow their own cannabis with proper permits.
9) What question do you wish we'd
How do envision Indianapolis in the next 4 years?
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