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

Wendell Young
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.

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Questions & Answers

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

More than 40 years of public service experience: U.S. Air Force Veteran (4 yrs.). Retired Cincinnati Police Sergeant(25 year career). Cincinnati Asst. Director of Personnel/EEO Officer (7 yrs.). Asst. to the Cincinnati Police Academy Commander (1 yr.). Diversity Manager, Metropolitan Sewer District of Greater Cincinnati (5 yrs.).

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

I'll work cooperatively with the Mayor and all members of City Council to bring neighborhoods and police together to fight crime, preserve and improve police/community relations, and preserve safe corridors around our schools.

I'll work with impoverished neighborhoods to identify small businesses and services they want to restore their business districts. I plan to work with all neighborhoods to remove blight and increase home ownership.

I'll work with schools to assist with improving educational opportunities and services for our children. I would like to see school facilities become community learning centers for children and adults.

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

I would seek to have City Council regulary meet with organizations that represent people with disabilities. I would require all new public construction meet the ADA guidelines. I would require all businesses for whom ADA compliance is not an undue hardship, to met ADA guidelines. I will explore better use of public transportation to serve the needs of people with disabilities.

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

I would do a better job of publicizing the need and benefits of recycling. I would enlist the aid of schools and public service organizations to assist with educating the public about this matter. I would increase the number and scope of community cleanups with an emphasis on recycling.

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

I would enforce building codes and utilize Housing Courts to facilitate compliance. I would sieze deserted/blighted properties and work with neighborhoods to rehab those that can be saved. I would work with neighborhoods to turn those rehabbed properties over to families who would live in them and take care of them.

I would work with realtors and lending institutions to find creative ways to assist low income people to purchase and maintain homes.

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