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Anthony A. Williams, Mayor
Proposer(s) of Recall: Cardell Shelton, 115 Upsal Street, SE, Washington, DC 20032
We, the undersigned, being qualified registered voters in the District of Columbia, request that the District of Columbia Board of Elections and Ethics hold a recall election, as prescribed in Charter Amendment No. 2, to Title IV of the District of Columbia Self-Government and Governmental Reorganization Act (D.C. Code §1-204.111 to 1-204.115).
STATEMENT OF GROUNDS FOR RECALL OF ANTHONY A. WILLIAMS, MAYOR
He has failed the city, with blatant cowardice and incompetence; failed to keep promises made to residents; hired persons who disrespect residents; and deprived residents of voting rights, government participation, education, vocational training, and a elected school board.
He has let unions, big businesses and banks control our city. He is a racist, who doesn't support Black businesses, and is determined to put all Blacks out of business. He has no Blacks working on our neighborhood projects.
He sold out D.C. General, now he is selling out the DC Taxicab drivers.
He lets a church occupy the entire old Congress Heights School building for $100 a month, instead of the community.
He has no training or apprentice programs for the unskilled; no local resident in administration positions, no economic development in our Black communities; no affordable housing for low income families; no Black contractors with Public Works, Public Schools and Housing contracts; and no Black merchants or vendors working downtown.
He supports corrupt community development corporations that exploit, misuse, and mismanage tax dollars; neglect social problems; and gives no aid to the homeless and ex-convicts.
ANSWER BY THE HON. ANTHONY A. WILLIAMS, MAYOR TO NOTICE OF INTENT TO RECALL
Our citizens deserve the best city in America to include, among other things, first-class schools, affordable housing, and access to quality health care.
For the coming school year, we provided a record level of funding for D.C. Public and Charter Schools. I am proud of our new Board of Education and am dedicated to working with them and the Superintendent to make D.C. public schools among the best in the country. We have also committed to the construction of thousands of new housing units, many located east of the Anacostia River, and the rehabilitation of thousands of existing units.
I am proud that my administration has increased opportunities for local, small and disadvantaged businesses. The Williams Administration is dedicated to providing a strong safety net for our most vulnerable citizens, including the uninsured, the homeless, ex-offenders, the disabled and children without homes. We have increased funding in these areas and coordinated services for the maximum impact.
The performance of this administration speaks for itself, and I will continue working for the betterment of all neighborhoods. Only through cooperation among government, faith-based organizations, businesses, community agencies and other civic groups can we guide the District to achieve its full potential.
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