District 19 Candidate: Jeff Miller, Republican

Jeff Miller, City County Council Candidate, District 19,Republican

1) What do you offer

as a candidate?

I bring my experience as a neighborhood president, as a

board member of Southeast Neighborhood Development (SEND) and past president of

Historic Urban Neighborhoods (HUNI), which has included working with multiple

organizations in the city government to address resident needs

2) What does your district most need from the

City Council?

In a recent leadership forum with the 11 neighborhoods in my

district, the top issues were infrastructure (streets, sidewalks, alleys) and

abandoned housing. We need more funding

in the district to address these issues.

3) What's your opinion of the 2012 budget

proposed by the mayor?

I am happy that it is a balanced budget. It is difficult to do that in a down economy

and with property tax caps, but the mayor is doing all he can to use the tax

payer money in the best way possible.

4) What is your position on a comprehensive

smoking ban?

I am for a comprehensive smoking ban.

5) Do you think the city needs more police


Public Safety is critical and we should do all we can to add

to and retain the excellent police officers we have.

6) Do you support

increased funding for public transit?

Public Transit is a very significant issue facing our city

and we need to find appropriate ways to fund it.

7) Do you think the

streets and sidewalks in your district are in good shape?

Nearly 40% of the streets and sidewalks in the area are

considered poor using DPW's standards. I

have helped lead teams to assess over 1600 blocks in my district to gather this


8) Name one project

that would most benefit your district.

The GM Stamping Plant Reuse Project will be a hugely

beneficial project in the district.

9) What question do you wish we'd asked?

Education is a hugely important issue. The council doesn't have much ability to

impact it, but we should still be doing all we can to improve the state of our

children's education system.


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