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Sept. 15 : Voter registration deadline

Sept. 21-Oct. 7 : Early voting & same-day registration

Oct. 3 : Last day to request absentee ballot

TUESDAY, OCT. 10 : ELECTION DAY
(polls open 6:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.)

 

 

 

 

 

Raleigh City Council (District B)

David Cox

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Background
(submitted by candidate)

My wife, Helen, and I have lived in Raleigh for 17 years. I work fulltime as a researcher in industrial automation. I have a MS/PhD in Computer Science and a B.S. in Biochemistry.

John Odom

Background
(submitted by candidate)

No response from candidate

How important is affordable housing to Raleigh’s future and how do you propose ensuring that the city maintains an adequate stock of affordable housing?

Cox:
Affordable housing is very important. To maintain adequate stock: continue funding construction of affordable housing; try using other techniques like synthetic TIF to raise money for affordable housing; do more to assist home buyers so we have affordable single family homes; push legislature to allow cities to mandate affordable housing.

Odom:
No response from candidate 

What are your ideas to create more jobs for young people, especially those groups with traditionally higher unemployment rates like young African-Americans?

Cox:
Key to jobs is keeping young people in school to receive the training that they need. Let's give our kids the tools they need to accomplish this goal. Let's provide free bus service to our young so that they can get to and from school and after school jobs. Let's expand after school programs to keep our kids safe.

Odom:
No response from candidate

What are your views and plans regarding police-community relations? Should Raleigh establish a police-community oversight board with investigatory and disciplinary powers?

Cox:
I support transparency and citizen oversight of everything that City government does. We have not had enough discussion about what this should look like with regard to policing. Investigating specific incidents needs further discussion. How would a citizens oversight board integrate with the District Attorney's office which has the legal authority to investigate incidents? I am open to discussion.

Odom:
No response candidate

What can or should Raleigh do to provide access to efficient, reliable public transportation for all citizens?

Cox:
Buses and bus stops need to serve those citizens most in need of transportation first. We need to ensure that it is this population that is served first.

Odom:
No response from candidate

What can the city do to promote more grocery store and healthy food options in food-insecure communities?

Cox:
Good question. In September, I will be meeting with the City Manager's office and representatives of Publix to begin a conversation that will, I hope, lead to more grocery and food options throughout the city. I would support changes to the City's development ordinance to mandate that grocery and food options are available throughout the city.

Odom:
No response from candidate

What issue is NOT getting the attention it deserves from city government? How would you address it?

Cox:
Upward mobility needs greater attention. We need programs to help people escape from poverty. Raleigh ranks near the bottom for upward mobility and this needs to change.

Odom:
No response from candidate

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