Fircrest

City Council Pos. 1

One candidate running for this position responded to our questionnaire:
Yolonda Brooks Primaried Out

Two candidates did not respond to our questionnaire:
David M. Viafore
Matthew P. Jolibois

These candidates have chosen to not participate in our Voter's Guide. Please refer to your Official Pierce County Voter's Guide information.

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There was a primary for this office.
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Sanctuary Status

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

Yolonda Brooks

No

No. The term “Sanctuary Status” does not have a definitive meaning. “Sanctuary Status” jurisdictions have the possibility of having Federal Funds withdrawn from established programs for immigrants being eliminated due to lack of funding.

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)

Yolonda Brooks

Protect Undocumented Immigrants

Goals & Needs of Constituency

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

Yolonda Brooks

1. Put a bond before the voters concerning the recreation center/pool.
2. Have the City of Fircrest pre-purchase library cards from the Tacoma Public Library System.
3. institute a mandatory two week minimum notification time for all City Council events and meetings

What are the top five needs of your constituency?

Yolonda Brooks

The City of Fircrest has a population of less than 7000 residents. The top 5 needs are:
1: A viable police and fire department
2: A viable city administration
3. Decisions to be made regarding what course it will take regarding the recreation center/pool.
4. A fair process regarding choosing interim positions, and council positions recommending someone and expecting them to be chosen because they are a friend.
5. Library cards.

Connecting with Young People

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

Yolonda Brooks

By asking people what they would to see in their community. This would be done by asking the two schools in Fircrest to ask their students about what they want to see in their community. By having surveys available at the recreation center and by direct engagement.

Police-Minority Relations

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

Yolonda Brooks

Yes

Yes. My plan to increase police-minority relations is by continuing to stay engaged with the police department and working with them if issues arise.

Homelessness

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

Yolonda Brooks

I will advocate for the homeless population by working for funding to assist them with housing, training, and food. I will also engage our homeless and ask what they believe they need in order to achieve self-sufficiency. Would encourage our homeless to become a registered voter so they can assist with their own advocacy.

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.

Yolonda Brooks

Yes

Yes. I do not believe ISP’s have the right to sell our data from various carriers differently. Access to the internet is a basic right.

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

Yolonda Brooks

I would work with Congress in ensuring Federal Laws are implemented.

Incumbency, PCYD's Involved & Campaign Consultants

Are you an incumbent to this position?

Yolonda Brooks

No

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

Yolonda Brooks

Yes

Yes. Julius Brooks.

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

Yolonda Brooks

None