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Clark City Of Vancouver Council - Position No. 2

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Biographical Information

What are the issues surrounding your city/town's infrastucture?

How do you think your city/town could best respond to homelessness?

What is your commitment to senior citizens?

How do you think your city/town should approach legal and illegal immigration issues?

What are other major issues facing your city or town?

Of those listed above, which one is the most urgent?

What methods will you use to work with the mayor (if you have an elected mayor) or the city manager or administrator(if you have an chief administrator hired by the council)?

Phone (360) 773-5634
Email ILivefree333@yahoo.com
YouTube Video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_HA74T7hM7g
Town where you live Vancouver
Experience (300 characters max) Training in crime scene photography, crime scene investigation and forensic science. Education in Law fundamentals, constitutional law, education in health and wellness, sued a WA superior court judge for violating the constitution, activist for clean water, safe food. anti federal reserve system.
Pot holes, commuting nightmares, our power grid being susceptible to an EMP attack that could kill an estimated millions, and leadership.
My plan is to focus on employment and housing for those who are poor or homeless. Tax incentives for local businesses that higher locally or homeless I would like to accomplish. Get homeless with jobs into apartments. Investigate and seize illegally foreclosed properties by banks that did not own the deed, reissue these homes to the general public. Allocate land for those who wish to remain homeless and provide more public restrooms for the general public and homeless. Arrange garbage pick up for the homeless. Help change the housing ordinance to allow tiny homes, shipping container communities, etc. Work with community leader and the city to accomplish these tasks as soon as possible.
Enforcement against those who violate or take advantage of senior citizens, open mind and ear to their experiences, also commitment to making sure that seniors have adequate access to public transportation.
The city should not be allowing illegal or undocumented people be roaming around our community. This is a liability if anyone is hurt. The city should uphold the right of those here legally. However those here illegally need to be sent back to their countries of origin or sent to the feds and let them figure out what they want to do with them.
1. Find homes for those without living on the streets, and help keep those in homes currently from becoming homeless. 2. Remove fluoride from our drinking water. 3. Fix the traffic congestion. 4. Require VPD to ware personal body cameras. 5. Focus on ways to lower the cost for our citizens and enhance the prosperity for local businesses. 6. Corruption within local government.
Finding homes for those without living on the streets, and help keep those in homes currently from becoming homeless.
Communication Is key to any relationship and my focus is to lead by example, and treat others the way I wish to be treated.
Phone (360) 521-8295
Email topper@electtopper
Town where you live City of Vancouver
Experience (300 characters max) Councilmember, City of Vancouver 2014 - Present
The major issue in my city's infrastructure is the 1-5 bridge. Although the interstate bridge is a state and federal asset, it impacts the city of Vancouver and causes traffic congestion and gridlock. In order to attract businesses and grow jobs and the economy, we need a reliable transportation corridor. I believe the Vancouver City Council will be in a position in the next two to four years to be a key voice in advocating for a bridge replacement solution. We need elected officials that will do what is right for the hard working people of SW Washington who rely on the bridge and for future recruitment of new jobs to our city. I will be an advocate and a leader on this issue.
The City of Vancouver can best respond to homelessness by increasing affordable housing and access to emergency shelter beds and services. We only have eight permanent emergency shelter beds for women in all of Clark County, we need more beds. As a Vancouver City Council member I have advocated for solutions to help reduce the growing homeless population and find policy changes that make it easier for public private partnership, including the faith community, to work together to find solutions. A few specific examples: changed the law to make tiny homes easier to build in city limits; supported the affordable housing fund; allocated additional funding for preservation of affordable housing; and made it easier for city staff to make zoning changes that support the construction of affordable housing.
Focusing on policy that supports seniors and their choice to age in place. Staying in your own home while aging is an option I want to make available to all seniors that desire to age in place. I also want to ensure our recreational facilities are affordable and accessible to all seniors, regardless of physical abilities.
I stand by the City of Vancouver's policy to be a welcoming city for all. The Mayor and City Council support a proclamation to ensure diversity, dignity, tolerance and respect remain clear and open. I support the cities stance in encouraging the Federal Government to quickly develop a humane and efficient pathway to immigrant legalization, including a process that does not mandate the deportation of otherwise law-abiding residents of our community. Below is a link to our proclamation.

http://www.cityofvancouver.us/sites/default/files/fileattachments/city_council/page/20628/community_values_2016.pdf
Low funding levels for Parks & Recreation, Affordable Housing, Deferred maintenance and deferred capital infrastructure improvements/replacement, Railroad safety, Available land for jobs.
Affordable Housing
I will continue to be respectful and collaborative Council Member with the elected Mayor and city council. When working with the city manager, I will ensure I make the positions of the people of Vancouver known and do my best to be well informed and prepared for discussions and meetings. I will take my fiduciary responsibility seriously and ensure the city's budget reflects the values and priorities of the citizens.

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