D J Haire
City Council District 4
Occupation: Real Estate Management & Rental Property Owner
Community Involvement: City Council Member, Member of Seabrook Hills/Broadell Homes Community Watch, Church Elder @ Kingdom Impact Global Ministries, Sunday School Teacher.
Community Endorsement: District 4 communities across District 4, Some Members of Home Builders Association, other Leaders throughout the City of Fayetteville, and my Family.
Active Campaign Account: Yes
Do You Accept PAC checks: Yes
What’s your plan to address the workforce & affordable housing:
As a sitting City Council Member I strongly support our present endeavors to building up our workforce and affordable housing: I’ve presently ask to use some of our Recur Funding for affordable housing in our Bonnie Doone, Johnson Street community. Supporting our $33 million affordable housing project in Cross Creek Points. Help to spearhead our Murchison Road Choice Neighborhood affordable housing project. Leading the effort for incentives to investors to build in older neighborhoods. The present City Council raise our city employees to $15 per/hour, this should help employee new citizens to our workforce.
List three ideas that you would do if elected to attract high paying jobs and industries.:
1- I will continue supporting the efforts of telling the great stories & successes of the City Fayetteville to help attract possible investors; our Arts, Diversity, our Military, our I295 connection. 2- Continue improving our Incentive programs for possible investors, Continue to improve ordinances to be more business friendly, 3- Market and highlight our Regional Airport. I support purchasing additional land to expand our Airport. This would open more air traffic, future companies flying in and out of Fayetteville.
What do you see as the biggest challenge in your district?
1- The old neighborhoods in my district need more uplift, new housing, new investment. I’ve pushed on Council the need for more older community investment, incentives to investors where builders to want to tear down and rebuild new. Storm water and over flooding, I continue to fight to improvement our Storm Water Runoff issues especially in older neighborhoods.
Regarding tourism, what can be done to promote a vibrant city to the outside guest and even the within the community.
I still continue to say that the City of Fayetteville must do a Better job presenting and marketing our city. Promote our city using the very best forms of Marketing, and Technology. (More Billboards, more Television Ads.) Our Marketing must go outside our normal region of marketing ourselves. I visit the National League of City of Cities this up-coming week. I must have conversations, visit other City Leaders and States Representatives, view their presentations and bring those ideas back to discuss with Council and Staff. Ask our State & Federal representatives for more marketing funding.
How do you propose to improve communications between your office and the community of REALTORS who are becoming more engaged on issues in your district?
I will continue to have open dialogue with our community of Realtors. Continue to ask their members to serve on our City Boards and Commissions. I’m happy to say that I help lead the very first initiative to have Building Contractors and Real Estate professionals serve our first UDO Board to make sure their views as stakeholders were heard. These type efforts must continue!