DEMOCRAT FOR CITY COUNCIL
VOTE SEPTEMBER 10, 2002
Vote for HECTOR RODRIGUEZ
"Our families are the foundations of Ward I. We
must secure their prosperity. We must protect our homes and our children.
Ward I is the most diverse Ward in our city. We are truly a multicultural
asset whose time has come. This campaign strives to unite our diversity
and talents into a partnership: to improve the quality of our lives, to
foster economic prosperity for all. We can raise the standard for progress
and inclusion. We can be number 1!"
for City Council - Ward 1
Hector Rodriguez has identified five key issues that
affect the citizens of Ward I:
I. Housing - The Working Poor are being shut out
and forced out of housing in Ward I. A majority of the 5200 families
being displaced by the end of 2002 live here.
II. Education -Approximately $80 million per year
expended on Special Education is spent outside the District of Columbia.
I I I. Safety - No Emergency Preparedness. Rid our
Ward of Drug predators.
IV. Youth - Young people are not involved in the
fabric of our city. They lack direction and leadership.
V. Economic Development Local residents are not
integrated in into the mainstream economy.
Unlock the creative forces of our
Empower Our Families!
Rodriguez can address the issues plaguing Ward I:
Housing - Convert existing low rent apartment
complexes into TENANT OWNED residences. Review and strengthen current
rent control policy. Review and lower property taxes for all current
Education - Establish government-sponsored
language and literacy programs for adults. Create a Special Education
Campus in the District for the District's special children. Require
bi-lingual training for teachers.
Safety - Institute emergency preparedness for our
neighborhoods. EMS/911 bilingual services must be drastically improved
to better serve all our community. We must build more drug treatment
centers, not jails. But, long-term jail sentences for drug predators.
Youth - Fully fund youth summer jobs programs.
Involve youth in planning, policy and implementation of youth services.
Set up a Youth Development Department with Cabinet status.
Economic Development - Develop income producing
jobs at livable wages for local residents as a way of integrating them
into the economic mainstream. Link neighborhoods of Ward I to the
Leader. Visionary. Bridgebuilder.
Patriot. Businessman. Father.
Hector Rodriguez has lived and
worked in the heart of Adams Morgan in Ward I for more than 25 years. A
loyal American, he is dedicated to improving the quality of life not just
for Hispanic Americans, but for all Americans. He has long been active in
this community. Some of his accomplishments include:
Founder/Chairman of the National
Hispanic Committee to Support Full Voting Representation for the
District of Columbia
Vice Chairman, DC Committee to
Support Home Rule
Advisor to the U.S. Secretary of
Education on the educational needs of children
Director, Office of International
Affairs, DC Government (Mayoral Appointee, Council Approval)
Chairman and CEO, Las Americas
Avenue Development Corporation
Co-chairman, DC Latino Community
Police Task Force
Captain, US Army Strategic
Father, one daughter
Vote for Hector Rodriguez, Democrat for City
Council, Ward I
"Empowering Our Families"