John Ford

Former Candidate for City Council District 1

Your Questions,
Answered

What will you do to provide more recreation programming for kids and seniors?

John Ford

Community centers are being under funded, and they should not only serve as places to just play, but also provide services and education opportunities. I will fight for increased funding to accomplish this goal.

What will you do to move more public resources to repairing and improving roads and other infrastructure in our district?

John Ford

Our economy relies on a functioning, efficient transportation system to prosper and grow. I will develop a culture of trust among fellow council members so that we can equably distribute resources throughout the city.

How will you promote sustainable economic development on Lafayette’s Northside without inviting gentrification?

John Ford

I believe it is paramount that economic development take place without gentrification, and that happens with transparency and integrity and by including all of our citizens in the process. That's how I plan to promote sustainability.

How will you expand access in our district to vital community services like healthcare, good housing and healthy food?

John Ford

Community services access will occur through at least three paths: (1) community organizing and development (2) collaboration in service delivery, and (3) the implementation of community-based programs, which I will engage and work with the city community development director to implement.

How will you address blight, particularly widespread litter, the abundance of abandoned homes and adjudicated properties on Lafayette’s Northside?

John Ford

By focusing efforts near neighborhood assets such as schools, parks, and community centers. I will then address homes and adjudicated properties by relaxing zoning and permits codes/regulations that would encourage families and landlords to take action.

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