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LWVLeague of Women Voters of Ohio Education Fund
Hamilton County, OH November 8, 2005 Election
Smart Voter

Victor Phillips
Answers Questions

Candidate for
Council Member; City of Cincinnati


The questions were prepared by the LWV Cincinnati Area and asked of all candidates for this office.

Read the answers from all candidates (who have responded).

Questions & Answers

1. What are your Qualifications for Office? (50 word limit)

Passion; makes me qualified for office. Many of times candidates are judged on their status in society; for example economic, education, and etc. I want voters to see my passion to move the City of Cincinnati forward. I have visited community councils and heard citizen's complaints, and I am ready to step up, and be a true Voice for the people of Cincinnati.

2. What plans do you have to address your top three priorities? (100 word limit)

Better Police & Community Relations- Once elected it is my plan to establish a quarterly forum where citizens and police can come together and discuss serious concerns. Not just leaders in the community, but everyday citizens. It is also important to take a closer look at the effectiveness of the Citizens Complaint Authority. Are complaints taken seriously?

Safer Neighborhoods- I would like to work with our Police department in developing a more strategic plan as it relates to the placement of officers in our community. This plan would not cost the tax payers any more money, as it would if the city hires a bulk of more officers.

Revitalizing Neighborhoods- I would work toward establishing a ten year plan where the city would work on revitalizing 5 communities per year; investing a million dollars per community.

3. What steps would you take to ensure that all public facilities are accessible to people with disabilities? (100 words limit)

Once elected, I would work closely with our Building and Inspections department to ensure the individuals with disabilities will have the same access to public facilities as others does. I really understand some of the challenges individuals with disabilities have, considering I developed policies and procedures for my MRDD business. An individual with disabilities has special needs, and as a city we must accommodate those needs.

4. What specific steps will you take to expand recycling services in your community? (100 words limit)

I am a 100% supportive of recycling in our communities. I was very excited when I heard the funding for recycling was restored. If elected, I will continue to support funding for our recycling program, and will make every effort to keep these services going.

5. What steps would you take to provide affordable housing for all residents of your community? (100 words limit)

As part of my Revitalizing Communities Plan; I plan to work toward fixing up abandon buildings, and turning them into affordable housing. Affordable housing should not be over looked in our city administration, but should be taken seriously. Also, I believe that this should be something that the city and county can work toward to increase more affordable housing in our city.

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