CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - FOX19 called Cincinnati City Council Candidate Angela Beamon to ask her our five questions for city council candidates. Beamon is one of 21 candidates vying for 9 spots on the Cincinnati City Council in the November 2013 election. Her responses are below.
Tell us about yourself.
Beamon is a Cincinnati native and graduate of The School for Creative and Performing Arts.
She attended Tennessee State University and is now a licensed financial advisor. She currently lives in Bond Hill and is a mother of two.
Do you think privatized parking is a good idea?
No. She's against the city selling or leasing and believes the parking system is a revenue generating resource we should hold on to.
Do you support the streetcar project?
Beamon is opposed to the streetcar project. She says in theory it's a good idea, but the city of Cincinnati is not in a good position to put it in place.
What do you think about the condition of our public schools?
She believes it's very important for Cincinnati City Council and the Cincinnati Board of Education to work together and maintain a closer relationship. Beamon says she's working on a plan to create a liaison between the two parties in order to better address the resources available for children and have a more hands-on approach.
She says quality education is important in every school within CPS and not just the more privileged ones.
What do you think would make Cincinnati a better place to live?
Beamon's slogan is "building a bolder, brighter, better Cincinnati." She believes the city needs to make resources readily available and easily accessible to all 52 neighborhoods.
Beamon is also a big supporter of council members being more accountable to citizens. If elected, she plans to push "Dinner with my councilman (or woman)," which will obligate each council person to dedicate one night per month to sitting down in the community to hear issues and concerns from residents.
Read more information about Angela Beamon on her campaign website.