Puyallup

City Council Dist. 1 Pos. 2

PCYD's Endorse John Hopkins

One candidate running for this position responded to our questionnaire:
John Hopkins

Two candidates did not respond to our questionnaire:
Jim Kastama
Curtis Thiel Primaried Out

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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Sanctuary Status

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

John Hopkins

No

No. I support Welcoming City....it accomplishes the same thing without putting a bulls-eye on us.

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 Hopkins

No on I 1552
Support here to stay

Goals & Needs of Constituency

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

John Hopkins

Connect Riverwalk to Foothills Trail.
Open up the Mansion by building a Plaza where State Farm is.
Most important is for Puyallup to continue its work with Community Connections, and Homeless Providers, for REAL solutions to the homeless crises. This is something I am working on with other Mayors now.

What are the top five needs of your constituency?

John Hopkins

It sounds boring, but infrastructure is vital. We have failing sidewalks, utilities and neighborhood streets. These are a huge problem for the elderly, the blind and the handicapped.
Public Safety needs include a building, less property crimes and reduced speeding.
Parks and trails need work all over town.
Progress on the flood protection must continue.
Obviously and the most important thing, is the many issues surrounding the complex homeless needs. .. Affordable housing, youth job training , senior housing, mental health crisis intervention, addiction, domestic violence, etc.

Connecting with Young People

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

John Hopkins

We need to encourage more applications to be on our boards and commissions.

Police-Minority Relations

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

John Hopkins

No

No. I don’t have any, but I know it is an ongoing discussion between H.R. and our Chief. I have confidence in them.

Homelessness

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

John Hopkins

I am currently working with the Mayor's of Cities and Towns and forming a task force for Regional Collaboration.
I am on the 2060 ( affordable housing )and the 2163 ( homeless ) committees, and the Citizens advisory board ( block grants ), plus attend the homeless coalition meetings.

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 Hopkins

Yes

Yes. I believe in free press.

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

John Hopkins

Advocate through our lobbyist.

Incumbency, PCYD's Involved & Campaign Consultants

Are you an incumbent to this position?

John Hopkins

Yes

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

John Hopkins

No

No.

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

John Hopkins

None.