CANDIDATE NAME:  John Chapman                               PARTY: Democrat

QUESTION

ANSWER

Re West End

Re Eisenhower Valley

1.    Modes of transportation: Which modes of  public transportation and ease-of-use  solutions for private transportation do you  support which will encourage local residents and visitors to increase their purchases from businesses in –

I believe that bus and rail are the best public transportation methods to use. I also believe that we need to do more to encourage bikes and pedestrian traffic.

I believe that bus and rail are the best public transportation methods to use. I also believe that we need to do more to encourage bikes and pedestrian traffic.

a.    By when?

As we implement the Beareguard Plan and the Landmark/Van Dorn Plan.

As we develop and implement the small area plan for Eisenhower Valley

2.    Attracting new businesses: Which  mechanisms do you support which will attract new businesses to and encourage them to locate in -

I believe business incentives will bring business to us in the short term.

I believe business incentives will bring business to us in the short term.

a.    By when?

Within 2 years

Within 2 years

3.    Master Plan: What timeframe do you support for the completion of a submarket Master Plan for -

Within 3 years

Within 3 years

4.    Small Area Plans:  What initiatives and  timeframes do you support for the completion of development for the:

a.    Beauregard Small Area Development Plan.

That plan is already developed

n/a

b.    Landmark Shopping Mall

That plan is already developed as well

n/a

c.    Eisenhower West End Development Plan: What is your commitment to maintaining the schedule of the City’s Eisenhower West End Development Plan and, specifically, economic development in the Eisenhower Valley?

n/a

I am fully committed to ensuring that the plan is developed

5.    Help for existing businesses: Which specific measures will you promote which will increase the growth, customer base, revenue, and expense minimization of  businesses currently located in –

I would promote an increase in the city’s marketing fund and work with more business to access those funds

I would promote an increase in the city’s marketing fund and work with more business to access those funds

a.    By when?

By 2014

By 2015

6.    Developer Taxes: Will you encourage that taxes which are raised from developers be spent on (1) matters pertaining specifically to the developer’s project or (2) City-wide infrastructure services?

A mix of both, depending on the project

A mix of both, depending on the project

7.    National Science Foundation: How do you plan to encourage the NSF’s coming to Eisenhower Valley and selecting one of the three sites it is considering there?

Same answer as for Eisenhower Valley.

By ensuring our infrastructure and amenities are attractive to businesses in the Eisenhower Valley

8.    Victory Center: What are the tangible solutions you will implement to promote Victory Center for immediate tenancy and development?

Same answer as for Eisenhower Valley.

I would like to evaluate the process which the city uses to promote new business in the city

a.    By what date do you expect first tenant to assume occupancy in Victory Center because of those solutions?

Same answer as for Eisenhower Valley.

2015

9.    Campaign Signs: What is your plan to remove all of your political campaign signs following the election?

Use volunteer and campaign team support

Use volunteer and campaign support

a.    By when?

Within the week

Within the week

0.  In 30 words or fewer, why should Alexandria business-owner voters vote for you?

I am native Alexandrian who understands that business has been the backbone of Alexandria, and that backbone needs to be promoted more.

I am native Alexandrian who understands that business has been the backbone of Alexandria, and that backbone needs to be promoted more.

 
 
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