We have offered to post brief statements from all of the ANC candidates running for seats on Capitol Hill and the surrounding neighborhoods that we cover here on The Hill is Home. These statements are not endorsements and have been posted exactly as submitted by the candidates.
When I was elected to the ANC two years ago, I believed that we deserved more active and engaged leadership on the Commission. I pledged to work hard, to take a proactive approach to the big issues facing our neighborhood and to engage the community in that effort.
It has been an honor to serve our neighborhood and to work with the wonderful people in our community. I have worked hard at finding common ground, finding solutions, and dedicating myself to understanding what we all believe is important about our neighborhood.
This is a volunteer position and I have dedicated more than 800 hours to the task of serving our neighborhood (my wife thinks it’s more and my older daughter thinks it is my entire job). Setting aside their exaggerated view, I would not be running for reelection if I didn’t fully believe that I have lived up to those commitments. But you probably shouldn’t take my or their word for it.
Instead, I encourage you to look at the results and the words of your neighbors. http://www.ivanforanc6b.com/p/supporters.html. You can also check out some of what I have gotten done while on the Commission at: http://www.ivanforanc6b.com
By far the biggest issue has been the redevelopment of the Hine School site, where construction is supposed to begin in July of 2013.
This has been what the DC Zoning Commission described as an “extraordinary” and complicated case. While I still wish we had won more changes to the project and made it more compatible with the neighborhood, I led a process of negotiating with the developers that has been widely heralded by supporters and opponents alike.
We have a great neighborhood but we still have a lot of work to do. Crime and Safety issues are on the rise, and many parts of the neighborhood continue to balance commercial activity with residential life. We can do more to support our schools as they are powering much of the progress in our neighborhood and in the City. There is still a lot of work needed to ensure that the Hine agreements are adhered to as we go through construction. Working together as a neighborhood we can continue to make progress on these issues and more.
I hope that I have earned your support and that you will allow me to continue as your ANC Commissioner by voting for me this November.
If you would like to talk to me about issues in the neighborhood or about the campaign, please send me an email or give me a call.
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