Wednesday, August 14, 2013

District 6 Candidates on the Role of the Neighborhoods

Support from the Mayor's office for the neighborhood associations is critical, but how their elected district representatives view the neighborhood associations will, to a large extent, determine the success of the neighborhood associations and their ability to impact the political and administrative process.
So how do the City Council candidates feel about the neighborhoods, their associations and the role of these organizations in the administration?
We move to the District 6 Candidates.
I posed this question to the City Council candidates:  Do you support the neighborhood association concept and what will you do to specifically help rebuild this City asset?
Karl Nurse
Neighborhood Associations - As a former CONA President, I have a very clear understanding of how neighborhood associations can play a significant and positive role in improving neighborhoods and how they help connect the neighborhood and the city. We frankly need an organizer to help re-launch many neighborhood associations. I have helped get two associations restarted in my district.
Sharon Ross: No response
My Thoughts
Karl Nuse is an excellent example of how being involved with neighborhood associations produces a City Council person who is in tune with his constituents.
As a staff member I attended many of the CONA meetings when Karl was president and working with him as a City Council member on neighborhood and constituent issues was always easier because he had an on the ground understanding of problems and issues.
Serving as CONA (Council of Neighborhood Associations) president provided Karl the opportunity to have first had experience with both political and administrative parts of the City organization. Training that has served Karl very well.
District 6 needs to be represented by Karl Nurse for four more years.
To see the Candidates Reponses to all seven questions clickDistrict 6 City Council RACE Seven Questions .
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