How will your name appear on the ballot?
What do you believe qualifies you to be on the Detroit Charter Commission?
Currently, I am the Executive Director for the Osborn Neighborhood Alliance. We are an advocacy and planning organization. Our goal is to ensure are children are safe, healthy education and prepared for adulthood.
The Osborn community of 30,000 residents with the highest youth population in the nation. I have been in this position for 13 years and the Osborn community has made great changes.
Under my leaderships we have created community newsletters, ton of afterschool programs, block clubs, community arts, renovated parks and homes, removed blighted structures and community clean-ups. Also stakeholders and residents are working together to solve problems. I help guide and shape ideas for the community never taking the position “I have all the answers”
I ran for State Representative position in District 4 in 2016. Although, I did not win, it gave me a deeper of understand of the important of Law and policy. How good policy/Law can improve the quality of life.
I am graduated from Lawrence Tech University with a Master’s in Business Administrative and a graduated Certificate in Nonprofit Management.
Why do you want to be on the Detroit Charter Commission?
The Detroit Charter Commission is a great opportunity to revised to meet the need of the Detroit. Also, this will give people the opportunity to get involved to understand how the city functions.
Would you support keeping a Board of Police Commissioners in the revised charter?
Would you support keeping a system whereby the majority of the Police Commissioners are elected?
Would you support the election of some of the Commissioners by district?
Definitely would not
Would you support the requirement that Commissioners be civilians at the time they are elected?
Check powers or responsibilities you would like Police Commissioners to retain:
In consultation with the Chief of Police, and with the approval of the Mayor establish policies, rules and regulations.
Receive and resolve, as provided in this chapter, any complaint concerning the operation of the Police Department and forward all allegations of criminality to the appropriate internal or external law enforcement agency for further investigation.
Make an annual report to the Mayor, the City Council, and the public of the department’s activities during the previous year, including the handling of crime and complaints, and of future plans.
Do you think it is a conflict of interest for former Detroit Police Officers to serve on the BOPC?
I affirm the above statement.
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