Campaign: Greenbelt City Council
Residence: No fixed address
Family: one sister
Professional experience: I’m a labor man, and I will die a labor man
Community experience: Not provided
Key issues: Democracy and equity
Campaign website: Not provided
Campaign email: Not provided
Campaign phone number: Not provided
What are your top three priorities if elected?
Real transparency, real information sharing, real democracy and less condescension on the part of the council is what I would hope to see.
Why did you decided to run for office?
I first decided to stand for Greenbelt office during a work session on August 2007 with few other than council and staff in room 201 of the community center, and no streaming or recordin of session, council provoked me from amusement to anger. Council, which previously I had concluded consisted of the presider and 3.5 syncophants (there were five council seats at the time), because in my mind, clearly was an impediment to democracy in Greenbelt.
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How would you rate the council’s performance over the last term: excellent, good, fair or poor? Why?
I rate the council’s performance over the last two years and longer as worse than poor, and I rate the performance of voting Greenbelt residents as poor even moreso for permiting this representation of Greenbelt establishment to be elected again and again. By Nov. 5, 2013, the present incumbents will have been on council 102 years combined.
I would hope to see the process of council open to more resident participation. Council, which has become a club, wastes too much time in self-serving celebratory “stuff”, individual members posturing, preening and generally talking too much.
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