1) What do you offer as
Approximately 40 years of
service to the Indianapolis community which included the following:
Serving on the Indianapolis
City-County Council as a member of the Public Safety and Criminal Justice
Committee, Administration and Finance Committee and Economic Development
Committee for 11 years and as City Council President in 2005.
organizations where I have served: Ransburg YMCA, Member, Board of Managers; Indianapolis
Public School #88, Community Council, Member; Jane Pauley Community Health
Center, Advisory Board Member; Friends of Indianapolis Animal Care and Control
Foundation, Member, Board of Directors; Social Health Association of Central
Indiana, Inc., Member, Board of Directors; Marion County Superior Court
Criminal Division, Probation Department, Volunteer Probation Officer (300-Hours
Club); Indianapolis-Marion County Board of Ethics, Member 1985-1987; Meadows
Fall Creek Civic League, Member; Van Lawson & Eva Talley Community GreenSpace,
INC. President; Devington Community Development Corp., Member, Board of
Directors; Legacy House, Chairman, Board of Directors; Jail Over Crowding Task
2) What does your district
most need from the City Council?
Increased protection from the
city department city of public safety and jobs.
3) What's your opinion of the
2012 budget proposed by the mayor?
There is too much borrowing from
future revenues to call it a balanced budget.
4) What is your position on a
comprehensive smoking ban?
I am in full support.
5) Do you think the city
should add more cops?
6) Do you support increased
funding for public transit?
7) Do you think the streets
and sidewalks in your district are in good shape?
8) Name one project that
would most benefit your district.
A cleaner and greener
environment which means both air and water ways with special attention being
given to ease of walkability and connectivity in our neighborhoods.