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David C. Crowley
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).
1. What are your Qualifications for Office? (50 word limit)
Served in the United States Navy from 1956-1958.
Served as the first Executive Director of the Ohio Commission on Aging, now the Ohio Department of Aging, from 1973 to 1975.
Directed international relief projects in West Africa, Nepal, Thailand, Romania, Croatia, and Bosnia and as a manager in US Peace Corps in the Caribbean and Cameroon, West Africa from 1983-1995.
Elected to Cincinnati City Council in 2001 and re-elected in 2003. Currently operate Crowley's small business in Mt. Adams.
2. What plans do you have to address your top three priorities? (100 word limit)
Frequently decisions effecting the City, its' business community and its' hard working residents, are made in a vacuum. The implications of these decisions for our stakeholders are not always considered. I pride myself in thinking through these decisions in a reasonable way and consulting all sides before making a final conclusion. I pledge my willingness to continue listening to all voices now and in the future. I have enjoyed a productive working relationship with my colleagues on Council and in the coming term I look forward to working with the newly elected Mayor and Council to continue moving issue important to residents of Cincinnati forward.
3. What steps would you take to ensure that all public facilities are accessible to people with disabilities? (100 words limit)
I will ensure that all newly constructed, City-financed facilities comply fully with the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act. I will also ensure that the City's ongoing program to bring all of our public right of ways into compliance will continue.
4. What specific steps will you take to expand recycling services in your community? (100 words limit)
I fought to keep recycling services in the City's budget this year when City Council was forced to make tough budge decisions. I will continue to fight for a cleaner, more environmentally friendly city. It is not only more efficient but in the long run it saves us dollars.
5. What steps would you take to provide affordable housing for all residents of your community? (100 words limit)
I am proud to have served as a Co-Chair of the region's first Housing Advisory Council (HAC). The HAC was formed to recommend and develop programs to address the rental needs of low-income families as its primary function and to secondarily focus on the identification of methods and programs to increase market rate rental and homeownership opportunities within the City of Cincinnati. Last year the HAC presented the City, the County and CMHA with a whole set of recommendations that I believe will go a long way towards improving all levels of housing options for our citizens. I will continue to work with the organizations listed above to see that as many of these recommendations are implemented as possible.
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