1) What do you offer as a candidate?
I offer an alternative to the drudgery of the 2 party
system and a principled approach based on self-government.
2) What does your district most need from the City
The Council could greatly improve the economic
situation on the West side by empowering property owners through deregulation.
3) What's your opinion of the 2012 budget proposed
by the mayor?
Fiscal responsibility is crucial, but I would have
preferred to see less money spent on legal services and more resources
dedicated to infrastructure. The de-funding of the animal shelter is a
pretty miserable situation.
4) What is your position on a comprehensive
The smoking ban is a violation of fundamental
property rights and I will work to defeat it. Let Indianapolis be an
example of individual responsibility and self-government for the rest of the
5) Do you think the city needs more police
I think Indianapolis could benefit from increased
police presence, but I would work to find ways of increasing efficiency within
the department so more time could be spent patrolling the city. I would
also work to decriminalize non-violent crimes so police can focus on protecting
the persons and property of Indianapolis.
6) Do you support increased funding for public
Prior to World War II, Indianapolis had several
privately owned commuter rail lines serving the city. I believe public
transportation should be user-funded through private organizations. Any
model which relies on tax-payer funding is unsustainable in this economic
climate. If anyone wants to loan me a couple of million, I'll build a
commuter line between the old Airport terminal and Union Station on existing
rail lines. It would alleviate commuter traffic and provide travelers
with an effective way to reach the downtown hotel and convention district.
7) Do you think the streets and sidewalks in your
district are in good shape?
Side walks are few and far between on the West side,
reflecting the car-obsessed culture which dominated the are as the suburbs
developed. We need more sidewalks, and I would encourage homeowner
organizations and property owners to collaborate with city officials on that
8) Name one project that would most benefit
A comprehensive business development plan to abate
the downturn of commercial property on West Washington St. following the
closure of the old airport terminal would greatly enhance perceptions and
opportunity for our community.
9) What question do you wish we'd asked?
How will you work to increase the Liberty of
Review and streamline existing municipal codes, demand
fiscal responsibility and accountability from all departments of city
government, increase economic development through deregulation