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With a field so crowded, there are already expectations that District 9 will have no clear winner on election day and is destined for a runoff in December something the candidates themselves have in mind as theyre campaigning. As a Council Member I will bring fresh leadership and increase youth engagement in city politics to champion meaningful change in our everyday lives. I am proud to say that Ive taken that step many years ago and will continue to do so, when elected. We are excited that ranked-choice voting allows us to endorse three candidates in District 5. Lastly, if we all partner together, we can make Milwaukee Aldermanic District 9 a better place where residents feel safe to shop, enjoy entertainment, purchase homes, start businesses, raise families, and enjoy everyday life. A Tuesday debate, hosted by the GES Gazette and the Greater Park Hill News, took place in the new Colorado State University Hydro building and was generally cordial. I think that speed bumps in residential areas and the construction of roundabouts in areas of high traffic incidents will have a positive impact on reducing incidences of reckless driving and prevent senseless road fatalities. You have permission to edit this article. Cory W. Dennington I became a special education teacher impacting hundreds of students in MPS schools daily. We have several people running as a steppingstone in their career. Pop's Barbecue, a food truck in District 9, usually parked on 76th and Goodhope, is proudly owned by Michael and Debra Hester. I would like to accomplish strengthening the communities by forming block watches and encouraging neighbors to watch out for one another. As an Alderwoman I plan on being incredibly active in our city and the 9th District, connecting with folks who know who I am and those who don't, and always looking for ways to make our neighborhood, our community, and our city a safer and healthier place for our kids. We must also give free drivers education classes for teenagers who are just now starting to drive. Hunter Riggall New restaurants, stores, and hotels will have to be built to accommodate the large number of trainees that will come into our area. What to bring to the polls on election day. City Council District - 9 (Central Harlem, Morningside Heights) Rank #1. As an educator at a public charter school serving over 1,200 K4-12th grade students from across the city, Ive counseled 12 and 15-year-olds who have lost their friends and family to reckless driving. And were honored you look to us for serious, in-depth news. Preventing reckless driving has to be a top priority for our city. Ensuring our youth and seniors have access to the resources they need to thrive by connecting families and children with existing resources, advocate for more action at the city level for affordable housing, clean drinking water, quality public transportation, and healthy food options to be easily accessible to every family and child in our city. I have worked as a national and local radio personality. We are being considered for and are moving through the screening process with several labor unions. Im a partnerships manager at LinkedIn where I help startups grow through the platform. I also have earned a myriad of certificates over the course of my career, including Restorative Justice and Conflict Resolution. This would allow the city to confiscate vehicles and enforce insurance requirements and regulations. On investment in our youth, I will prioritize public-private partnership and mentorship. All three candidates for Denver City Council District 9's position are seated at the debate table Tuesday at the CSU Spur Campus Hydro Building. I know what it takes to fight for what is right for the many and not the few. I am proud and excited to see the Office of Violence Prevention move their location to District 9. The community was robbed of a community pillar in Dr. Twari. I began my career in education here in Milwaukee by working with Teach For America. I also have an Educational Certification Degree from Wisconsin Lutheran College. Information on those candidates is below, and we'll track live results. My professional background managing low income housing cooperatives (HDFCs) gives me deep experience to address the housing affordability crisis. The third Democrat running in District 4 is Kay Siebler, an assistant professor of English at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and a staunch supporter of the Fairness Ordinance. The. I am passionate about my purpose to serve, be an advocate, and a voice for the community. However, when serious traffic infractions occur, we will enforce mandatory driver's education courses through a future partnership with MATC and local driving schools. Candidates did not resort to shouting or jeering and demonstrated respect for one another, despite huge differences in opinion in some jeers and cheers from the crowd. To address it, it will take more funding, education, utilizing available resources, and community/police relations. CdeBaca was called out for her opposition to parts of the redevelopment of the golf course, especially the use of metropolitan districts to finance part of it. Veteran Councilmember Bill Perkins has represented the district since 2017, but will not seek re-election. Free healthcare at the point of service, affordable quality housing, and a universal basic income would all help mitigate crime in addition to their obvious benefits. As a lifelong resident, proven advocate and former executive assistant for Milwaukees Common Council, I not only have the dedication, drive and ambition to serve. Until 2015, the body contained seven members, including the city's Mayor, all elected at-large. 2021 General Election - District 9 Candidates - Welcome to the City of Fort Worth 2021 General Election filings for District 9 opens in new tab or window Skip to main content Quick Links Facebook Twitter Nextdoor YouTube Contact MYFW App My Area Data Google Translate I am also proud of a major chain store, Menard's, and other area businesses that make it possible for residents to shop in their area for goods. Half of the City Council's seats all the odd districts are up for election this cycle. But more importantly, I have consistently coached and mentored youth in Harlem and beyond for the last 25 years, working with a number of schools and organizations, most recently through my nonprofit, CouncilHim Foundation. Whoever recklessly endangers anothers safety under circumstances which show utter disregard for human life is guilty of a Class F felony. I will introduce policy to reverse the unfavorable trends in Harlem such as a lack of libraries and certified media specialists in our schools, reward small businesses for hiring within the community, and create housing policy that works for our neighborhood. All rights reserved. He said he will offer a welcome change to the long-held blue council seat as he fights to bring visibility to District 9 issues. I will always Measure what is working and what is not, make the necessary Adjustments when helping to tackle crime, and always make sure to Create opportunities to hear from District 9 residents on issues that matter to them. Sixteen candidates are currently running: William Allen, Cordell Cleare, Joshua Clennon, Billy Council, Pierre Gooding, Kristin Jordan, Alpheaus Marcus, Ruth McDaniels, Bernadette McNear, Athena Moore, Mario Rosser, Sheba Simpson, Keith Taylor, Demetrius Wilson II, and Malik Wright. 3. He said he now feels he can expand that work to all districts. I am a college graduate. My vision for the 9th District is one that many important leaders have voiced a requirement for. Top, from left . (Courtesy photos) . 2. ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) - The Albuquerque Regular Local Election is Tuesday, Nov. 2. I hold a degree, several licenses, and certifications. Higher fines and impound the cars of drivers who are caught speeding 20 miles or more over the speed limit. The candidates in the race all have deep ties to Austin, ranging from long-serving community activists to entrepreneurs who have built their companies in the capital city. I grew up coming home to eviction notices on my front door and on my block more kids went to jail than to college. Voter data is deleted after. Hes also looking to lean away from political fights with Texas conservative state government and focus more on local issues. What are the biggest challenges facing your district and how will you solve them? Here is a statement from NY City Council District 9 candidate #WilliamAllen who is running as a Democrat. As alderwoman, I will prioritize infrastructure and policy that has a real and meaningful impact. Smith was and is a big supporter of Project Connect, but hes annoyed that the estimated price tag has gone from $7 billion to $10 billion. Austin City Council: The Austin City Council is the body with legislative purview over the City of Austin. They have the best barbecue in Milwaukee; ribs, rip tips, steaks, turkey legs, chicken, sausage, brats. The Council is responsible for directing the flow of public funds and private investment through our city. Theres been a lot of political capital expended on these fights that have gone nowhere in terms of benefiting the city, Spearman says. 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Step 1: Keep your City Council district number in . Common Council District 9 DRAFT Report of the City-County Carjacking and Reckless Driving Task Force Read the DRAFT report of the City-County Carjacking and Reckless Driving Task Force. When it comes to the mismanagement of money in Austin, I dont understand why we cant forecast a more accurate cost, he tells the Monitor. All of these can be addressed with a similar philosophy: Bold economic policy. Hes also a concerned citizen whos trying to differentiate himself by getting a clear sense of whats working, what isnt and how to make changes as necessary. In the race for mayor, incumbent Lori Lightfoot conceded the race, with Paul Vallas and Brandon Johnson advancing to the runoff . As alderwoman, I will work collaboratively with our police and fire departments to establish and maintain that trust. It is irresponsible to every person living in Harlem and New York City. If we learn to collaborate and work to improve the Milwaukee community, this will positively impact the state of Wisconsin as a whole and encourage families and businesses to reside in Wisconsin which will improve and increase revenue for our great state. A single candidate would have to win 51 percent of the vote outright to claim the open seat in August. "And I think that should be appalling to voters, that you should expect us to accept crumbs on your behalf when the city has been raped by developers. A complete list of donors is available here, and our code of ethics is explained here. Chicago election officials gave an update Tuesday as polls open. He proudly represents the neighborhoods of Downtown, Rainey St., Old West Austin, West Campus, Hyde Park, Travis Heights, Bouldin Creek, Mueller, Cherrywood, and more. Great things can happen in Milwaukee when we all work together. I will make some for your consumption. One policy that I would like to put in place is to ensure that the common council cannot vote on items that impact a district when an alderman is vacant or absent. The municipal election is April 4, and if a runoff is required, it will be June 6. In brief, however, I am a young, working class black man from Harlem who was born here, lives here, and wants to see my hometown thrive. Other than reckless driving, what do you see as the biggest challenge currently facing your district, and what can be done to address it? Q&A with Mableton City Council District 4 candidates. The District 7 seat, however, remains open awhile longer. I have no political experience except for navigating the political arena of public education and fighting to get the needed services for my double differently abled son. We must also commit to aggressive community-based Road Safety advertising campaigns. So I am not simply making future promises. As children, my dad signed my brother and me up for this program, and I'm grateful he did. Im not a politician. I built six 20-station computer labs throughout the City of Milwaukee. It offers policy direction, while the office of the City Manager implements administrative actions based on those policies. Harlem is facing a housing crisis that requires the stewardship of a representative with real experience in land use and affordable housing. I am running to be the "Voice" of District 9 residents who have been without a "Voice," and if I am elected, they will no longer be without a "Voice." I believe I can use my "Voice" to improve the quality of life for all District 9 Residents. Programs that will keep them out of the streets. I will fight everyday to make sure Harlem gets its fair share from City Hall. What qualifications and/or experience make you the best fit to represent your district? I will utilize my knowledge, skills and abilities as a former social worker, New York City assistant commissioner, law enforcement professional, and emergency management professional to address systemic inequities and injustices the Central Harlem community is facing, including public health/COVID-19 response disparities, criminal justice inequities, lack of affordable housing, chronic underemployment, and continued educational challenges. If elected, Smith intends to approach the role with humility and not stick to policies that arent yielding desired results. 1. I grew up the daughter and eldest child of parents who struggled at times to make ends meet. Two later topics continued the discussion around the Park Hill Golf Course and a quartet of anonymous mailers that outright attacked CdeBaca's voting record. Part II features the rest of the District 9 candidates. However, I am still fairly new to the race and expect that to change very soon. I found many of their methods will be an asset for our district. Hes served on the Music Commission, received awards from the Austin Chamber of Commerce, and is founder of Localeur, an app that provides local recommendations to travelers. Our health outcomes are some of the worst in the nation. If elected, what is one specific thing youd like to accomplish in your district in 2023? On Tuesday, February 21st, Milwaukeeans will have an opportunity to cast their votes for three open Common Council seats. "Darrell implies that we should accept whatever is in front of us no matter what it is," she said. With my leadership and bridging stakeholder collaboration to connect our communities, along with supporting safety initiatives in alignment with the City of Milwaukees goal of neighborhood-level support around safety and violence, achieving successful economic outcomes that directly benefit the 9th Aldermanic District is attainable. ", The three candidates for Denver City Councils District 2 seat made their case for why voters should put them in office during a Fair Election. Safety is a top priority in Milwaukee and we must remember, police and firefighters put their lives on the line every day for us. While Leffler champions the familiar causes of affordability, transit expansion and land use code reform, hes also a progressive and a pragmatist who feels he can walk the tightrope of getting things done while upholding the citys progressive values. The Boston City Council is the legislative branch of government for the city of Boston, . Further, I was elected to County Committee and as a Judicial Delegate. I am a Harlem native, lifelong Democrat, and community leader fighting for housing justice, economic equity, fully funded public education, and public safety reform. She mentioned areas where causeways, or ditches, were placed in front of peoples homes, causing their yards to flood. This program is a meaningful deterrent program to keep our kids off the streets. . The district will also suffer if City Council does not effectively handle the $20 Billion dollar debt accruing over the next few budget cycles. Those are now exacerbated by the coronavirus pandemic. Businesses owners are facing two crises and the current city council can mitigate the crises, by voting and passing the Small Business Jobs Survival Act. My goal to reduce homicides is to work with the Common Council to get tougher on those that commit crimes. I took care of the community by problem solving and conducting follow-up calls to ensure every concern was resolved. I live right across the street from the lively St. Nicholas Park. Though our reporting covers donors from time to time, we are careful to keep business and editorial efforts separate while maintaining transparency. All Things in Common Initative The "All Things in Common" initiative makes it easier for residents to access important resources. San Antonio City Council District 9 Race 2021 Texas Public Radio Published April 19, 2021 at 12:59 AM CDT Note: Names are listed in order of appearance on the ballot according to the city clerks' office. With the rising inflation costs, I know firsthand many of the challenges facing District 9 residents, and I will do my best to provide them with relief by voting not to raise their property taxes. They are John Czajkowski, Deno Hondros and Sonya Renita Massey. I live and work in Harlem as a Deacon at Rendall Memorial Church, serving as an attorney for various small businesses and community members who have not been able to access resources. Furthermore, very important decisions have been made for District 9, even though there was direct conflict and opposition from the residents of District 9. 6. As a small business owner I understand the challenges our small business community is facing during the pandemic. Absolutely. What makes her the best candidate? We as a community need to support and uplift the people who work daily toward keeping us safe. Watson had a different perspective, saying the councilwoman does not know what the character of neighborhoods like Park Hill is and offering a plan to learn. PREVIOUS: Austin City Council District 9 candidates on affordable housing You can find Qadri's campaign website here. I continuously informed the community regarding updates on the juvenile facility. If elected, do you see any opportunities to help local leaders better collaborate with state leaders in Madison? If elected, I will follow the MAC principle I created when addressing crime issues: to Measure, Adjust, and Create. Working to build a renewed sense of community that encompasses the diverse and vibrant residents of the 9th Aldermanic District is my passion. By Eric Heinz. By seamlessly integrating the game of golf with life skills curriculum, they create learning experiences that build inner strength, self-confidence, and resilience that kids carry to everything they do". My family has and still calls 129th Street home for over 80 years. Im running for City Council because I am tired of the elected official that I have voted for not keeping the promises they made to help improve the quality of life for my community. For the next two months, 27 candidates will campaign in contested races to earn a spot on council. City Council District 9 Once a perennial Democratic candidate, Councilman John Courage has represented the traditionally conservative North Side district for two terms. 0:00. City Council District 9 (current: Bill Perkins) William Allen Cordell Cleare Joshua Clennon Billy Council Pierre . Dennis won the city seat in 2015 and again in 2019, making him ineligible to run this year due to term limit regulations. Continued lack of care for the mall created an even greater demise resulting unpaid fines and bureaucracy that continues to adversely affect the residents of the 9th district. HomicidesAccording to the Milwaukee Police Crime Maps, as of February 2023 homicides are up 113% in District 9. District 9 incumbent Councilmember Candi CdeBaca faces challenges from Kwon Atlas and Darrell Watson. We sent each of them a brief list of questions about them and their campaign, heres what those who got back to us had to say. Dr. Sylvia Hughes-Twari, who was killed in 2018 at age 65 when a reckless driver blew through a stop sign killing her upon impact. For over 20 years, I have been a racial equity teacher in the Bronx. District 9 City Council member Candi CdeBaca in Globeville. My vision is to transform aldermanic district 9 into one of the most prosperous districts in Wisconsin, where residents feel safe to purchase a home, start a business, raise a family, shop, dine, and enjoy everyday life. But, with the pandemic, were facing an eviction epidemic. District 9: Linda Guerrero Guerrero said she's a lifelong. The race for Fort Worth City Council is officially on and features many unfamiliar faces. Another strategy would be to collaborate with the sheriff's department to assist with patrolling areas within the City of Milwaukee that are state highways such as Capitol Drive and Brown Deer Road. 8. Therefore, there is no one person, place or program that can stand alone. But BOE officials say hand recounts are legally necessary in two City Council primariesthe Democratic race in Council District 9 and the Republican contest in 50th . District 9 Incumbent Yvonne Kinston has three challengers for the District 9 seat. 5. Last but not least: Whats your favorite spot to grab a good meal in Milwaukee? Milwaukee has several great spots for good meals. Voter data is deleted after. I want to serve on the Milwaukee Common Council because of the lack of commitment, integrity and accountability - character traits that once kept Milwaukee on the cutting edge and at the forefront of major cities in the United States. Harlem, District 9 in particular, needs leadership with a holistic view and approach to the good and not so good of Harlem. I will address all these issues head-on. (1) First-degree recklessly endangering safety. I would look for technology solutions. Tell us about yourself, what you do for a living, your relationship to the district, and which neighborhood you live in. These realities inspired me to run for Alderwoman to make a more profound community impact beyond the classroom. Residential neighborhoods include Bouldin and Travis heights to the south, Clarksville and Hyde Park on the north and Cherrywood and Mueller on the east. So much so I founded the Central Harlem merchants Coalition To Save Small Businesses and Jobs. I dont have favorite spot in Milwaukee. I will address this inequity by changing policies that hurt our community, like our City Councilors failure to utilize participatory budgeting in 2017 leading to $1,000,000 lost in our community and lowering the area median income to move in to affordable housing. What will you do differently than the incumbent? I enjoy different kinds of foods. The park offers great walking trails and you can even enjoy some golfing on the driving range. San Diego, CA 92101. Two Democrats and one Republican have since launched their first political campaigns in a race to fill the open city council seat. I proudly served as a student representative at a UW-Board of Regents meeting, using my platform to advocate for thousands of students of color and their on-campus experiences. Click the link if youre interested. There are three challenges facing District 9 that are major concerns to the residents. District 9 representative Garrett Dennis resigned from council in May to announce his campaign for Florida House of Representatives. On housing, I support funding NYCHA renovations through economic stimulus dollars, preserving affordable housing by adjusting and building on the Mandatory Inclusionary Housing program and building more by elevating the work of minority builders who have a track record building affordable units. Yolanda Faye Williams - former city council assistant, repeat candidate; Terry Perkins - retired pastor, . I am also proud of their determination to revive the neighborhoods and businesses as a whole in the 9th District. Recently, I have expanded that involvement to include things such as participating in City Council hearings on legislation, providing testimony, and connecting with other leaders and legislators in Harlem and in other boroughs to understand how our neighborhoods are connected and how we can work together for a better NYC overall. In brief, however, I am a young, working class black man from Harlem who was born here, lives here, and wants to see my hometown thrive. Instead of providing written answers to our questions, Alpheaus Marcus responded by directing us to his. So far, just my friends and family. Answers from candidates have not been edited or fact-checked. In addition, Im working with Simon Rigg, the director of the Sculptors Guild on an Art project that will teach and build on young peoples artistic talents. I previously worked as the Executive Vice President and General Counsel for Uptown Democratic Club. Joshua will provide strong oversight of NYPD, demilitarize the police, and give local community precinct councils more authority to ensure our police are held accountable and respond to the concerns of community residents. I have business and community engagement. This is due to prior poor health conditions in our district and a lack of leadership during the pandemic. We must call for increased enforcement of speeding laws within our city. Through my work with MPS and other education sectors in the city, I learned firsthand the many barriers children and their families face in Milwaukee. I worked on a US Senate campaign and legislative advocacy Fellow for an anti-poverty program called RESULTS. Healthcare, Housing, Gun violence. Campaign finance reports . Percentages listed do not indicate a winner until all ballots are counted. See more election coverage here. I will make it a priority to create policy for accessibility to the differently abled community, stronger animal protection laws and get the funding for sustainable resources and service for seniors; as well as low and affordable housing for the most vulnerable in the community. What are the biggest challenges facing the district and how will you solve them? In addition, having other leaders like Rep. Ryan Clancy and Rep. Sylvia Ortiz-Velez in Madison can help to share concerns from a county perspective. District 9 includes most of downtown and the University of Texas campus but does not include the Capitol or most of the state office complex. In order to move forward, our city needs leaders who are interested in working collaboratively to address the issues we face in our communities. Ben Lefflerhas experience in local government, working in the Office of the City Auditor and later as an adviser for former City Council Member Chris Riley. Officials in Madison are beginning to feel and understand the fiscal challenges that Milwaukee is facing. My community is suffering from the over saturation of drug clinics, the underfunded schools, the poor quality of healthcare and the skyrocketing rents that are pricing out long time Harlemites. and makes land use decisions as well as . If theres anything thats going to stop Austin from growing, its us running out of water. The food is amazing and the experience is everything. . Former Board member of Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone, Pillars Wholistic Recovery Support. The pandemic has drastically changed my food preferences. "If elected, it would be my. To solve Milwaukee's Reckless driving, we must embrace adaptable, proactive solutions by: Strategizing Yearly, Learning Vigorously, and Investing Aggressively. I would also like to untie the hands of the Milwaukee Police Department by expanding the MPD CART team (Crisis Assessment Response Team) to ensure we are sending the right team to the right place.