Puyallup

City Council Dist. 3 Pos. 2

PCYD's Endorse Julie Door

One candidate running for this position responded to our questionnaire:
Julie L. Door

One candidate did not respond to our questionnaire:
Jeremy Hamel
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Sanctuary Status

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

Julie L. Door

Yes

Yes. Sanctuary Status is important; however, we should be striving to do more by providing fair and equal opportunities for individuals to become citizens.

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)

Julie L. Door

I would not promote, participate in, or support any petition or actions designed to discriminate based on an individual’s race, creed, color, national origin, sex, marital status, age (40+), disability, retaliation, sexual orientation/gender identity, honorably discharged veteran or military status, or use of a trained dog guide or service animal by a person with a disability.

Goals & Needs of Constituency

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

Julie L. Door

Public Safety - Puyallup is struggling with an increase in property crimes, drug addiction and homelessness. Providing information, education and supporting our first responders will help to alleviate some of the community fears and allow us to focus on solutions to these issues.
Business/Jobs – I have, and will continue, to advocate for redevelopment of our downtown core. The Council is currently funding a Planned Action SEPA to assist in our revitalization efforts. The revitalization will provide business opportunities and sustainable living wage jobs for our residents.
Homeless – Pierce County is experiencing a dramatic increase of people experiencing homelessness. I have toured Nativity House, Recovery Café, New Hope Resource Center, St. Francis House, rode with the PPD Community Outreach officer for a day, went out with the Tacoma Rescue Mission on a search and rescue, and have visited the camps along the Puyallup River to gain an understanding of the issues facing our homeless population. I will continue to be a voice that advocates for solutions, i.e. exploring an East Pierce County shelter, working to find common ground between the extreme sides of this issue. Without being willing to listen, understand and respect the differing opinions in our City, progress cannot be made. The Council needs to lead by example.

What are the top five needs of your constituency?

Julie L. Door

Protecting Seniors – Puyallup was the first City in Washington State to receive the designation as an “Age Friendly City.” Ensuring that senior citizens are engaged, valued and have input in our City is a major priority.
Parks & Recreation – Robust parks and recreation are essential to a health community. Preserving green space and the rich farming soil is vital to our environment and our health.
Infrastructure – Prioritizing and planning for infrastructure replacement is essential to financial stability for our residents. If we do not do planned maintenance and replacement, the cost to our taxpayers becomes much more significant.
Public Safety Building – Puyallup has purchased property on South Hill to build a new public safety campus. Combining the Police Department, Jail and Court will increase efficiencies, allow for the growth the PPD has experienced, and ensure that the Court is operated in a secure facility.
Building bridges and repairing relationships – In past years, Puyallup has struggled to work effectively with our neighboring jurisdictions and outside agencies. I have worked very hard to repair and establish relationships with the Puyallup School District, Central Pierce Fire & Rescue and Pierce County to ensure that our constituency has the benefits of positive relationships, shared information / experience and financial efficiencies.

Connecting with Young People

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

Julie L. Door

I was proud to receive the enthusiastic support of the Young Dems in my first race and have worked hard to engage youth in public service and city affairs since. I will continue engaging with groups such as the Pierce County Young Democrats, the YMCA Youth Investment Center, Pierce College, Puyallup School District, and continue to provide educational tours of City Hall to youth oriented groups.

Police-Minority Relations

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

Julie L. Door

Yes

Yes. Although I firmly believe the men and women of the Puyallup Police Department are serving our community well, we can always look for opportunities to improve communications and relations throughout the community. One of the reasons our police department has earned its reputation for serving all members of the community is because they do an outstanding job utilizing social media and other communications to inform and provide public outreach. A few of our successful endeavors:
- Any resident can request to ride along with police officers.
- All citizens can sign up for and attend the annual Citizens Academy.
- National Night Out – police and members of the council visit several locations for neighborhood events to meet, greet, and obtain feedback.
- Officers visit the Library and read to any children.
- During the holidays, officers accompany children/young adults to store to purchase gifts
For my part, I will continue to work cooperatively with the police to ensure they are accessible to all members of the community.

Homelessness

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

Julie L. Door

I will continue to advocate for those who are vulnerable and marginalized - like families or individuals with children who find themselves homeless or sleeping in a car – just trying to get by day to day.
Before I gave any thought of running for the Puyallup City Council here some of the actions my family (husband and children) were involved in annually toward helping our community: Food Drives for the Puyallup Food Bank and EFN, Clothing Drives for YMCA Battered Women’s Shelter, Salvation Army and Foster Children. I attend, and contribute financial support, to annual charity events such as Communities in Schools, St. Francis House, the Puyallup Food Bank, Open Hearth Ministries, Santa Cops and Metropolitan Development Council.
I support expanding voting rights to all eligible citizens and making it easier for all people to vote.
Since becoming a council member I now have supported $174,000 being allocated annually from the City to agencies such as Homeward Bound, Open Hearth Ministries, Share & Care House, St. Francis House, and Exodus Housing. Puyallup has formed a Coalition to work on the homeless challenges that face communities across the United States. Separate from what I am able to do as a council member, my family has continued to support local agencies providing services to those less fortunate in our community. I am a member of Kiwanis and serve on the Youth Services and Community Services Committee. I am also an elected member of the Kiwanis Foundation Board. Kiwanis provides support and services to children in need in our community.

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.

Julie L. Door

Yes

Yes. I am disturbed the work that is being done on the federal level to reverse net neutrality and would support legislation on the local level, like Rep. Drew Hansen’s legislation, to counteract the negative effects of the roll backs.

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

Julie L. Door

It is my understanding the US Senate recently voted to eliminate broadband privacy rules that would have required ISPs to get consumers' explicit consent before selling or sharing Web browsing data and other private information with advertisers and other companies.
I will work with my fellow council members, county, state and congressional representatives (willing to do so) as well as our community members on this important issue that will impact us all.

Incumbency, PCYD's Involved & Campaign Consultants

Are you an incumbent to this position?

Julie L. Door

Yes

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

Julie L. Door

Yes

No

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

Julie L. Door

Jason Bennett, Argo Strategies