I recently sent an e-mail questionnaire to all the candidates running for office in the new ANC6E. As the answers come in, I’ll post them to the MVSNA blog and send them out on the Shaw and Mount Vernon Square Neighborhood list-serves. Feel free to relink. – Sam Shipley, President, MVSNA
Here are the responses from Kennith James – candidate for ANC 6E03.
ANC CANDIDATE QUESTIONAIRE
ANC COMMISSIONER 6E03
1. Please introduce yourself and describe your background.
I was born in DC, Freeman’s Hospital. My mother owned a house right on 5th and Q. Street
2. What led you to want to run for ANC?
Employment, Drug Prevention, Activities for our children and senior community.
The diversity and the growth. Trying to get the community on the same page to grow and keep everyone informed of the changes.
I am strong believer in getting people together and trying to come to conclusions on problems. It sounds easy, but I know it will take work and I will try.
I believe it could do more, hire more of our residents, and STAY committed to keeping ward 6 residents employed.
Accountability, I can’t express enough the need for keeping our people employed. That’s my stand.
9. What do you feel the city should be doing to support the neighborhood and its residents? Is it doing enough? Too much? Too little?
I believe the city should take the great idea of 1 City 1 Hire to a true level not just limit to clothing stores such as Marshalls and these fast food stores. They need a small committee to oversee the contractors and check they employed staff and not only take away they contracts if they don’t obey, but fine them for false records. Our city consists of federal and city government jobs. A lot of our residents have live in this area they entire lives, we can’t act like they don’t exist, we welcome the new residents of Shaw but we must remember when our streets were ringing with gun fire how through street patrols and our citizens, and MPD they reclaimed the streets.
10. Is there anything else you would like to tell the voters?
I can’t make any promises about I can change this or I can change that, but I can promise this, I will voice the needs of my 6E residents.