Charter Commission, Detroit Charter, DRACO

Laura Ann Hughes ( Raw Questionnaire Responses )

Q1
How will your name appear on the ballot?

Laura Ann Hughes

Q2
What do you believe qualifies you to be on the Detroit Charter Commission?

I moved to Detroit in 2005. Since that time I have had the opportunity to work in a variety of industries from a federally funded HIV clinic to the 6th largest women owned staffing company in the United States to a place based Foundation that concentrates on children. In all of these opportunities I have lent my strong moral compass, a commitment to Detroiters, and my ability to design processes that ensure everyone’s voices and interest are heard. Currently I serve as the board chair of Detroit Employment Solutions which, similar to Detroit, has gone through substantial changes in the last 3 years. As board chair, I have worked with labor leaders, community activist and the corporate community to align our policies, procedures, intake processes, and commitment to employ 40,000 Detroiters. These experiences have prepared me to think about the city’s most important document from many different stakeholders’ perspectives. The charter needs to protect the city’s most vulnerable citizens as well as the growing business community. Strong business tax revenue will allow us to provide services to our most vulnerable residents.

Q3
Why do you want to be on the Detroit Charter Commission?

My commitment to Detroit, strongly held community and servant leadership values, and demonstrated success in strategic investment, multi-sector collaboration, and scaling proven models make me a competitive candidate for Charter Commission. I am running for charter commission because of my deep commitment to equity in the City. There will be lots of people with opinions on what needs to be changed in the City, but we need someone who is equally committed to designing a process in which all voices are heard.

Q4
Would you support keeping a Board of Police Commissioners in the revised charter?

Definitely would

Q5
Would you support keeping a system whereby the majority of the Police Commissioners are elected?

Definitely would

Q6
Would you support the election of some of the Commissioners by district?

Definitely would

Q7
Would you support the requirement that Commissioners be civilians at the time they are elected?

Definitely would

Q8
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.
Review and approve the departmental budget before its submission to the Mayor.
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.
Act as final authority in imposing or reviewing discipline of employees of the department.
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.
The Board may subpoena witnesses, administer oaths, take testimony, and require the production of evidence.
The Board shall also appoint a Chief Investigator and such additional staff of investigators as it deems necessary.

Q9
Do you think it is a conflict of interest for former Detroit Police Officers to serve on the BOPC?

Sometimes

Q10
I affirm the above statement.

Yes.

Charter Commission, Detroit Charter, DRACO

Carol Weaver ( Raw Questionnaire Responses )

Q1
How will your name appear on the ballot?

Carol Weaver

Q2
What do you believe qualifies you to be on the Detroit Charter Commission?

Lifelong Citizen of the City of Detroit and active community member.

Q3
Why do you want to be on the Detroit Charter Commission?

I want to ensure that the revisions are in the best interest of all that live within the City of Detroit.

Q4
Would you support keeping a Board of Police Commissioners in the revised charter?

Definitely would

Q5
Would you support keeping a system whereby the majority of the Police Commissioners are elected?

Definitely would

Q6
Would you support the election of some of the Commissioners by district?

Definitely would

Q7
Would you support the requirement that Commissioners be civilians at the time they are elected?

Definitely would

Q8
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.
Review and approve the departmental budget before its submission to the Mayor.
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.
The Board shall also appoint a Chief Investigator and such additional staff of investigators as it deems necessary.

Q9
Do you think it is a conflict of interest for former Detroit Police Officers to serve on the BOPC?

Sometimes

Q10
I affirm the above statement. *

Yes.

*
• I affirm that I will work to create a charter that contains the following provisions, and will only vote to have a draft of the charter presented to the people, to be voted on, if it contains these provisions:
• A civilian Board of Police Commissioners.
• The requirement that the majority of the Board be elected.
• The requirement that some of the commissioners be elected from compact districts.
• A requirement of residency in the region the commissioner represents as a qualification for holding that office.
• Oversight powers being assigned to the Board that are at least as extensive as those possessed under the current charter.

Charter Commission, Detroit Charter, DRACO

Richard Mack ( Raw Questionnaire Responses )

Q1
How will your name appear on the ballot?

Richard Mack

Q2
What do you believe qualifies you to be on the Detroit Charter Commission?

20 years experience in union-side labor and civil rights law. I have written many union contracts and provisions of legislation. I have litigated under the Charter provisions. I also remain active in my local community (precinct delegate, etc) so I remain abreast of issues within the community.

Q3
Why do you want to be on the Detroit Charter Commission?

I want to protect and strengthen the interests of the people’s voice in government. Citizens should have access to the government operations that we pay for, more empowerment in our neighborhood groups, and transparency from all government leaders and government functions.

Q4
Would you support keeping a Board of Police Commissioners in the revised charter?

Definitely would

Q5
Would you support keeping a system whereby the majority of the Police Commissioners are elected?

Definitely would

Q6
Would you support the election of some of the Commissioners by district?

Other (please specify):
I would want to evaluate the pros and cons of this proposal, but would openly consider it.

Q7
Would you support the requirement that Commissioners be civilians at the time they are elected?

Probably would

Q8
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.
Review and approve the departmental budget before its submission to the Mayor.
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.
Act as final authority in imposing or reviewing discipline of employees of the department.
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.
The Board may subpoena witnesses, administer oaths, take testimony, and require the production of evidence.
The Board shall also appoint a Chief Investigator and such additional staff of investigators as it deems necessary.

Q9
Do you think it is a conflict of interest for former Detroit Police Officers to serve on the BOPC?

Other (please specify):
An inherent conflict appears to be present but I would consider situations where an exception could be made. Their presence could bring value to the BOPCs work (ie in an advisory / informational role).

Q10
I affirm the above statement.

No.

Charter Commission, Detroit Charter, DRACO

Michael R Griffie ( Raw Questionnaire Responses )

Q1
How will your name appear on the ballot?

Michael R Griffie

Q2
What do you believe qualifies you to be on the Detroit Charter Commission?

Licensed attorney, former school principal and teacher, I feel I have the experience necessary to represent Detroit well.

Q3
Why do you want to be on the Detroit Charter Commission?

To serve the citizens of Detroit with integrity and honor.

Q4
Would you support keeping a Board of Police Commissioners in the revised charter?

Definitely would

Q5
Would you support keeping a system whereby the majority of the Police Commissioners are elected?

Probably would

Q6
Would you support the election of some of the Commissioners by district?

Probably would

Q7
Would you support the requirement that Commissioners be civilians at the time they are elected?

Probably would

Q8
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.
Review and approve the departmental budget before its submission to the Mayor.
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.
Act as final authority in imposing or reviewing discipline of employees of the department.
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.
The Board may subpoena witnesses, administer oaths, take testimony, and require the production of evidence.
The Board shall also appoint a Chief Investigator and such additional staff of investigators as it deems necessary.

Q9
Do you think it is a conflict of interest for former Detroit Police Officers to serve on the BOPC?
Sometimes

Q10
I affirm the above statement.
No.

Charter Commission, Detroit Charter, DRACO

Barbara Anne Wynder ( Raw Questionnaire Responses )

Q1
How will your name appear on the ballot?

BARBARA ANNE WYNDER
Q2
What do you believe qualifies you to be on the Detroit Charter Commission?

education, experience, interest in serving, passion for good government, time and ability

Q3
Why do you want to be on the Detroit Charter Commission?

the charter, like the constitution is the guiding document for government. as a student of government, I would like to make a contribution to the document that does that and to offer input for what i think and the people think will benefit the people.
Page 2: Specific Provisions.

Q4
Would you support keeping a Board of Police Commissioners in the revised charter?

Definitely would

Q5
Would you support keeping a system whereby the majority of the Police Commissioners are elected?

Definitely would

Q6
Would you support the election of some of the Commissioners by district?

Probably would not

Q7
Would you support the requirement that Commissioners be civilians at the time they are elected?

Probably would

Page 3: Police Commissioner Authority

Q8
Check powers or responsibilities you would like Police Commissioners to retain:

Review and approve the departmental budget before its submission to the Mayor.
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.
Act as final authority in imposing or reviewing discipline of employees of the department.
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.
The Board may subpoena witnesses, administer oaths, take testimony, and require the production of evidence.
The Board shall also appoint a Chief Investigator and such additional staff of investigators as it deems necessary.

Q9
Do you think it is a conflict of interest for former Detroit Police Officers to serve on the BOPC?

Usually

Q10
I affirm the above statement.

No.

Charter Commission, Detroit Charter, DRACO

Quincy Jones ( Raw Questionnaire Responses )

Q1
How will your name appear on the ballot?

Quincy Jones

Q2
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.

Q3
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.

Q4
Would you support keeping a Board of Police Commissioners in the revised charter?

Definitely would

Q5
Would you support keeping a system whereby the majority of the Police Commissioners are elected?

Definitely would

Q6
Would you support the election of some of the Commissioners by district?

Definitely would not

Q7
Would you support the requirement that Commissioners be civilians at the time they are elected?

Definitely would

Q8
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.

Q9
Do you think it is a conflict of interest for former Detroit Police Officers to serve on the BOPC?

Never

Q10
I affirm the above statement.
Respondent skipped this question

Charter Commission, Detroit Charter, DRACO, Oversight, Police Commission

Detroit Charter Commission Candidate Forum. October 14th

Meet the people who will re-write Detroit’s government

Detroit Residents Advancing Civilian Oversight Presents a Candidate Forum. The Charter Revision is the equivalent of a Constitutional Convention for Detroit, yet most of us know very little about the candidates. This is a chance to learn about them. The emphasis will be on how they envision the future of the Police Commission (If there is to be one), but questions can be submitted by the audience on any topic related to revising the Charter.

The event will be on Sunday October 14th. It will begin at 6:30 PM and end by 9:00 PM.

It will be in the gymnasium of the Samaritan Center, 5555 Conner St .Detroit, MI 48213.

WMKM 1440 AM “Stand Up Now!” host Cynthia A. Johnson will moderating.

If you are part of a community organization interested in setting up a table or desire additional information, contact Scotty Boman at scottyboman@hotmail.com

or call (Voice only) at (313) 247-2052.

Kinda Makini has been extremely helpful in organizing this event.

Gratitude is also in order to Kiya Krivickas for covering our refreshment costs.

RSVP is optional, but helps with preparation.

You can RSVP and submit questions in advance using out contact form:

https://draco4life.wordpress.com/contact/

If there are more questions than time to ask, preference will be given by questions asked by people in attendance.

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