1. Please describe your educational and professional background and how it has prepared you to serve as council president.
I went to a.s.j.a. boys college in Trinidad W.I. attended RCA school of electronic technology in Ny,also Delehante school of automotive techno[ogy,all studies of building trades schools in the Ny area
bg&e high pressure gas training, Treasurer for ny city union, president of Loyola staff council for 6yrs,registered home inspector,certified home inspector, certified home consulton, certified construction inspector,certified construction project manager, residental scientist/pool operation at Loyola U., hazmat and first responder maintence supervisor for 36 year,s master mechanic, i can be the next City Council President because of my training and ability around people
plus I have 12 Grand kids of which 10 are in Baltimore city schools , which are in very bad condition.
2. Why do you want to be council president? What would your top priorities be if you are elected?
I want to be President of the City Council because thing are not going well for the citizens of Baltimoren not only that Jack Young and I went to a school last november , to a meeting , once we entered the school I saw water leaking from a vent in the ceiling , I futher look at all the vents in the ceiling , they were all clogged with dirt, he look at me and said do you think I could sue the city If my wife gets hurt here, I got upset behind what he said, My thinking was what about the children that are in the school each and every day , how about their welfare. If I was president these schools would not be in the condition they are in , He then call mister Scrugging of the BOE about the problems in the school. I waited two weeks and then I return to find the same leak and clogged vents still the same way. now I was mad so I text Mr Young and Mr Scrugging , saying that the people of Baltimore have the strenght in one finger to push the right button on the voting machine . I got a email in about 2 mins saying that it was an oversite , because he was out playing golf , so he couldn't call me Now Mr scrugging was out playing golf for 2 weeks when our children welfare is at stake, most or nealy all the schools are in the same condition I can correct this If I am president.
3. Do you support Baltimore's current crime-fighting strategy? What changes, if any, would you pursue to improve public safety in the city?
No I don't support Baltimore crime fighting policy, this too has to be change.
4. Do you support the recent reforms in the Baltimore City school system? Do you believe any changes are needed in the schools' governance structure (such as direct mayoral control or an elected school board)?
Baltimore school system policies and maintenace structure must be change and I know how to do it I have work in schools for over 36 years.
5. How would you address the city's backlog in school maintenance and renovations, estimated to be as much as $2 billion?
We need to make the central shops do their jobs that they are getting paid for, and if they are not going to do the job get rid of them., they are getting paid for doing nothing. I have pictures of most schools.
6. Property taxes have become a major issue in this year's election. Do you believe the city's tax rate needs to be cut? If so, by how much, and what steps would you take to keep the city's budget in balance while lowering the rate?
Property taxes are to high and needs to be cut, I know how to get them cut and save the citizens of Baltimore money. too much waste in City Government.
7. The city has faced large budget shortfalls in recent years. If that trend continues, what top priorities would you protect from cuts? In what areas would you pursue spending reductions?
To much waste in Baltimore, make folks do their jobs, Fix the problems that cause them.
8. Baltimore has lost tens of thousands of jobs in the last decade. What would you do to encourage economic development and provide employment opportunities for city residents?
Bring industries back to baltimore, and stop spending money on things that does not benefit the whole city of Baltimoore.
9. Do you support construction of the light rail Red Line? If so, what would you do to mitigate concerns in some neighborhoods about the impact of the project? What other changes to the Baltimore mass transit system would you pursue to provide transportation options for those who lack access to a car?
Yes I do support the construction of th red line only If 90 % of folks hired are from Baltimore City
10. Do you support the Greater Baltimore Committee's proposal for an expanded convention center/arena/hotel complex downtown? If not, what alternative, if any, do you support for replacing 1st Mariner Arena?
Yes but not right now
11. Do you support current plans for redevelopment of the West Side Superblock and the State Center office complex?
No I dont support this right we need to cut cost not expand cost.
12. Do you support the city's plans for a slot machine gambling parlor near the downtown stadium complex? Would you pursue any changes to the program, through either local or state legislation? Would you support an eventual expansion to table games there or elsewhere in the city?
Yes if we employed 95% of the folks hired from Baltimore.
13. Recent corruption scandals in the police and fire departments and other city agencies have diminished public trust in government. What steps would you take to ensure that the public is receiving the honest services of all city employees and elected officials?
Develop an IG force to stop all of it. jail them for wrong doing.