Friday, September 21, 2012

Better Know Your ANC Candidates: ANC 1B01

The third in our Better Know Your ANC Candidates series is fightin' ANC 1B01, which you can see at right. 

The idea with these posts is that you can learn about who is running for the ANC in your area and if you'd like, be able to learn more about them via their websites or emails. The ANC advises the city council on local issues and also can issue grants, hold events, and approve or deny liquor licenses.

There's a map of all the ANCs here.

ANC 1B01 is currently represented by Myla Moss, who is not running. Marc Morgan is running unopposed. Here are his responses:


1. Tell us a bit about yourself.  

(See Bio Here)

2. Why are you running for ANC?

I’m running for ANC to continue the cultural and historic richness of the LeDroit Park community.  I wish to build upon the efforts to reduce crime, encourage stronger partnership between our residents and business community, and serve as an advocate for our neighbors with D.C Government.

3. What are the biggest issues confronting your district?

Public safety and crime.  Crime in our community has jumped (property crime), as the population has increased.  My focus is to work with MPD, and the community to identify realistic practices that will reduce crime.

4. What do you think the ANC can do better?

I think the ANC can do a better job of advocating for the residents we represent.  ANC Commissioners are accountable only to their neighbors, and I feel the ANC can do a better job of being more responsive, and more engaged with what happens in their SMD’s (Single Member Districts).

5. What do you think the area needs more of?

In my area, I think we need more police presence, especially late at night and on the weekends. 

6. One of the ANC's jobs is to regulate liquor licenses. What are your thoughts on these issues?

I’ve served on the ANC 1B Alcohol committee, and I think we need more stronger language around Voluntary Agreements. 

Campaign website, Facebook, Twitter, email, phone number and other information: 
Website:  morganfordc.com
Twitter: @marcmorgan_dc

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