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Uptown Chicago, 46th Ward, IVI Candidate Questionnaire, Alderman, James Cappleman
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IVI-IPO2011CHICAGOALDERMANICQUESTIONNAIRE-SECTION1
DATE
December3,2010
WARD
461h
NAME
JamesCapplernan
VOTINGADDRESS
4727N.KenmoreAve.#1.Chicago.
lL60640
I-lOMEPHONEBUSINESSPHONECAMPAIGNADDRESS
4133N.BroadwayAvenue,Chicago,
lL60613
CAMPAIGNPHONE
312-725-8683
FAX
N/A
CAMPAIGNWEBSITE
IVlvw.JamesForChange.colT1
EMAILCAMPAIGNMANAGER
LaurenPeters
NUMBEROFPETITIONSIGNATURESFILED
1,550
NUMBERREQUIRED
226
Pleaseprovidethefollowingbackgroundinformation:
A.Electiveorappointivepublicand/orpartyofficespreviouslyheldincludingdates.
None
B..Otherelectiveofficesforwhichyouhavebeenacandidate.
None
C.Whatisyourprimaryoccupation?
Licensee]ClinicalSocialWorker
D.Brieflylistyourcivicactivitiesofthepasttenyears.
1servedasboardpresidentofUptownChicagoCommission(anot-for-profitorganizationic)cusedonimprovingthequalityoflifeforallneighborhoodresidenrs)for2terms.servedasboardpresidentofDignity/Chicago(anLClBTQCatholicorganizationseekingchurchreform),andcurrentlyservingontheboardof
directorsof
Annie'sLegacy,an
organization
fbcusedon
mentoring
womenwithahistoryofpovertyanddomestic
abuse.
E.Whatsubjectshaveyoustudiedandwhatexperiencehaveyouhadwhichwillbemosthelpfultoyouintheofficeyouseek?
MyB.S.inEducationhelpsmetohaveabetterunderstandingoftheeducationalneedsofchildrenandmyMSWtaughtmethatresolving
a
problem
mustinvolve
addressing
the
underlyingissues
thatcausedit.
MyMSW
has
also
helped
me
un.te
eli
versegroupsof\Jeoplctoworktogethertomake.decisions~hataffectthem.However,WOrking
tor
over.8decade8Sacommunityactivistinthe46
1'
Wardhasbeenthebesteducationalexpenencetopreparemefartherole01alderman
111
thisward.
F.Whatcandidateshaveyousupportedinpastelections?Please.bespecificindescribingyourroleineachcampaign.
I've
servedonhostcommitteesforDebHalvorson,
Julie
Harnos,ToddConnor,DanielBiss,andHeatherSteans.1traveledto
JOW[1
toIDvoterslorBarack
Obama,I've
offeredtheuseofmycampaignofficeto
geL1700
phone
Galls
togetout
the
voteintheNovember2010election.
J
didphonebankingforToddConnor.ForDanielBiss.I'vebeenapollvvatcheranddiddoorknockingtoIDvoters.
G.Pleaselistallendorsementsyouhavereceivedsofar.
NorthsideDemocracytorAmerica
1
 
IVI-IPO2011CHICAGOALDERMANICQUESTIONNAIRE-SECTION1
H.Asconciselyaspossible,statewhyyoufeelyoushouldbeendorsedovertheothercandidate(s).Whatgoalsfortheofficeyouseekaremostimportanttoyoupersonally?
I'vebeenacommunityactivistinthe46
111
WurdsinceImovedhereover
0
decadeago,longbeforeIeverconsideredrunningforpLibllcoffice.Duetomyhardworkingreputationandability
('0
workwellwithothers,StateRepGregHarris,StateSenatorHeatherSteans,23
rd
DistrictPoliceCommanderKathyBoehmer,and
zo"
DistrictPoliceCommanderLucy
Moy
haveaskedmetoserveonvarioustask
forces
illtheward.Noothercandidatecomesanywhereclosetotheamountofvolunteerwork
I've
cloneinthecommunity.IntheAugust18
1h
editionofChicago
Journal,
Did:Simpsonnotedthat
j
wasafrontrunnerinthisrace.Ihaveabroadbaseofcommunitysupport,asevidentbythefact[hotmorewardresidentscontributedtomycampaignfromJanuaryItoJune30ofthisyen!"thanalltheothercandidatescombined.My3primarygoalsforthewardaretoaddresseconomicdevelopment,publicsafety,andinvolvingthewardresidentsindecisionsthatdirectlyaffectthem.Citywide,Iwill
[OCLlS
ontheCity's
financial
crisis,economicdevelopment,improvingeducation,and
po
I
i
ti
c
ul
reforrn,
I.
Whatisyourcampaignbudget?Howmuchhaveyouraisedtodate?Budget:$190,000Raised:$90,0001.Howmanypeopleare
all
yourcampaignstaff?Howmanyvolunteersareonyourlist?Staff:1Volunteers:50-702
 
IVI-IPO2011CmCAGOALDERMANICQUESTIONNAIRE-SECTION2
MostquestionsonthisquestionnairecanbeansweredbycheckingeitherYES
or
NO.Othersareessayquestionsandalfhavetheoption
of
answeringingreaterdetail.Justhitenter
at
theend
of
thequestionandbegintypingyouranswerintheadditionalspace.
CITYCOUNCILREFORMANDETHICSYESNO
X
DoyoufavormaintainingthecurrentnumberofCityCouncilcommittees?Whichcommittees,ifany,wouldyoucombineoreliminate?
OneCityCouncilmembersuggestedeliminatingsomeofthecity'scommitteesbased
011
theretirementofthe
1.
perspectivecommitteechairs.Ibelieveamoredetailedanalysisisneededfirstbeforedeterminingwhichcommittees
ESSAY
tocombineoreliminate.Abreakdownofthepast12monthsofaccomplishmentsofeachcommitteeisneededtomakeaninformeddecision.Thisanalysisneedstoincludewherethereisduplicationelsewherethroughoutthecity,county,andstate.
WhatreformsarenecessaryintheCityCouncil'scommitteerulesandstructure?
Currently,acommitteecanholdaproposedordinancehostagefordecadestopreventanyopendiscussionfromoccurring,l.e.theRules
&
EthicsCommitteepreventingtheCityInspectorGeneralfrominvestigatingmembersofCityCouncilandtheirstaffforfraud,waste,andabuse.TheCommunityDevelopmentCommission(CDC),routinelyvotesunanimouslyonallTIF-relateddecisions,withonecommissionertellingmethat
never
inhismanyyearsonthecommissionhasheevervotedagainstwhatanaldermanwanted.It'snosurprisetolearnthattheMayorgetstoappointall15boardmembersoftheCDC.WhenaTIFproposalgoesbeforeCityCouncil,thedynamicsaresetup
2.
ESSAY
thatallaldermenknowtheyfaceseriousconsequencesiftheyvoteagainstaproposedTIFinanofher
ward
Tilesystemencouragesrubherstsrnpnq.Asystemneedstobeputinplacethatallowsagreaterease.oftransparencysothatvoterscanholdtheirelectedleadersmoreaccountable.It'sthistransparencythatwillforceourelectedleaderstorespondinamoreelhicalandfiscallyresponsiblemannerBesidesadvocatingforTIFreformonastatelevel,IwanttoexpandtheroleoftheCityInspectorGeneral,pushforaforensicauditoftheCitydepartmentsandforcecorrectiveactionwhentheOpenMeetingsActisnothonored.
WillyouvotetoallowasingleInspectorGeneraloftheCityofChicago,ratherthananewCityCouncilInspectorGeneral,toinvestigateallegationsoffraudorwastebyaldermenandtheir
3.
X
staff?
TherecentlypassedordinancethatallowsCityCounciltoappointtheirownInspectorGeneralmadethequestformoreaccountabilityworseratherthanbetter.NotonlyshouldtherebeasingleInspectorGeneral,buttheI.G.'sbudgetneedstobeincreasedtoallowthisdepartmenttobemoreeffective.
4.
X
Doyousupportpatronageinhiringandpromotingpublicemployees?
5.
X
Willyouemployorhaveyouemployedstaffinyourofficewhoholdotherpublicsectorjobsconcurrently?
Iwillensurethereisnoconflictofinterest
6.
X
WillyouemployorhaveyouemployedstaffinyourofficewhohaveeitheroutsideemploymentorcontractswithentitieswhichdobusinesswiththeCity?
7.
X
WillyouvoteforanordinancemandatingthattheCitycontestunemploymentclaimsbyformeremployeeswhowerefiredforcause?
8.
X
Will,youvoteforanordinanceforbiddingtheCitytohireorcontracttheservicesofanyonepreviouslyfiredforcausefromtheCityoranyotherunitofgovernment?Doyousupportchangingthestatestatutetoreturntofillingaldermanicvacanciesbyspecial
9.
X
election,ratherthanMayoralappointment?
Thiswouldaddresssomeofthehiddendealsthatgetmadewhenanaldermaniscontemplatingleavingofficebeforehis/hertermisup.
Willyouvoteforanordinancerequiringredistrictingofthewardstobebasedonnon-partisan
10.
X
criteriaandnottobenefitanyspecificindividualorpoliticalparty?
Ialsowanttomaketherequirementthattheboundarybetween2wardsmaynotbesituatedinthemiddleofastreet.
11"
X
Willyouorhaveyouacceptedcampaigndonationsfromcurrentorpotentialsuppliersor
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