Edgewood

City Council Pos. 5

One candidate running for this position responded to our questionnaire:
John C. West

One candidate did not respond to our questionnaire:
Allison Pincas
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Sanctuary Status

Do you support Sanctuary Status for the area you would represent? Please explain.

John C. West

No

No. No, I support the laws of the land and currently my city does not support sanctuary status.

PCYD & WA Democrats Resolutions

What resolutions from PCYDs or the WA Democrat State Party do you align with?
(PCYD: Decline to Sign I-1552, Petition: Tacoma City Council: Protect Undocumented Immigrants #HereToStay)

John C. West

I can't say as my position is a non-partisan.

Goals & Needs of Constituency

If you could achieve three accomplishments in your coming term, what would they be?

John C. West

Promote public safety, affordable housing, smart development

What are the top five needs of your constituency?

John C. West

Public safety, affordable housing, smart development, small business growth and property rights.

Connecting with Young People

How do you plan to involve the voices and needs of young people?

John C. West

I rely heavily on the public hearing process, planning commission and attending public meetings including school board, pta, county and city council

Police-Minority Relations

Do you have any plans for improving police-minority relations? Please explain your response.

John C. West

Yes

Yes. Promote youth safety and public crime watch, get the young involved and educate them about the role of law enforcement and their role collectively as responsible members of the community.

Homelessness

How will you advocate for the homeless population? Including in regards to city camp sweeps and voting rights?

John C. West

Homelessness is a condition that results from other causes. I believe in helping address the root causes as a way to resolve housing.

Net Neutrality & Internet Privacy

Would you advocate for Net Neutrality on a Federal Level? Please explain your response.
Note: There was an error when creating the questionnaire that originally required a 2250 character response. Any additional characters candidates added as filler only have been removed.

John C. West

No

No. Who defines net neutrality defines free speech! Today it’s defined by click rate, if you are popular you get clicks. Why would we want to prop up unpopular media and stymie other popular media?

How would you protect people in your area from having their info sold through ISP?

John C. West

Yes, I don’t agree with using personal information, biometrics, shopping habits or other as property that is private and I believe foundational to constitution.

Incumbency, PCYD's Involved & Campaign Consultants

Are you an incumbent to this position?

John C. West

No

Do you have any staff from PCYDs currently working or volunteering for you? If so, what are their names?

John C. West

No

No.

What consultants for this current campaign have you worked/collaborated with?

John C. West

Members of my Planning Commission, City Council, and neighboring jurisdictions