Candidate Deno Hondros D9 Fayetteville City Council Questionnaire

1. Candidates Full Name: Deno Hondros

2. Daytime Phone Number: 910.864.2626 or 910.802.0076

3. E-Mail: [email protected] or [email protected]

4. Current Occupation Position: Commercial REALTOR®

5. Previously Elected/Appointed Position(s):

Chairman, City of Fayetteville Storm Water Advisory Board (SWAB) CoF Uniform Development Ordinance (UDO) Task Force Sts. Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church Parish Council, (former Treasurer, Asst. Treasurer)

6. Community Involvement:

Salvation Army Board of Directors LLP Legislative Committee, Diversity Committee, and RPAC Committee member Sts. Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church Parish Council member

7. Community Endorsements:

LLP Board of REALTORS(R) HBAF – Home Builders Association of Fayetteville

8. Do You Have an Active Campaign Account? Yes

9. Do You Accept PAC Checks? Yes

10. What’s your plan to address the need for workforce and affordable housing?

Housing for our Workforce is complex and will be one of my priorities once I get elected. As with many complex issues, it’s usually prudent to address in multiple ways. I would advocate for the city to engage and facilitate more public/private partnerships. Another avenue other locales have used to address workforce and affordable housing is Land Trusts. I would explore the various ownership and funding mechanisms to see which models may work best for our communities.

11. List three ideas that you would do if elected to attract high paying jobs and industries?

1) Address Public Safety – if our city is not safe and/or our citizens do not feel safe, that negatively impacts our quality of life, which in turn makes economic development and recruiting industries much more challenging. 2) Streamline Our Processes – city department(s) and resource(s) need to be more easily accessible to large & small businesses and all citizens 3) Promote Our Skilled Workforce – specifically our Veterans and former military personnel with their various skill sets.

12. What do you see as the biggest challenge in your district?

* Public Safety * Infrastructure – specifically Storm Water * Housing for Our Work Force

13. Regarding tourism, what can be done to promote a vibrant city to outside guest and even within the community?

Promote our great museums, vibrant Downtown, and still new minor league ballpark, Segra Stadium. Collaborate with Cumberland County on new state-of-the-art, modern Art Facility, and larger event venue(s) for concert(s) and larger shows/acts. Promote our convenient location and accessibility to beaches, mountains, and proximity to I-95.

14. 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?

First and foremost, it is paramount to open all city meetings to the public at large IN PERSON. Continue to work with Angie Hedgepeth (LLP, GAD), Natalie Fryer (HBAF, EO), and LLP Legislative Committee (and Chairman, Mark Dow) on local issues and policies that could impact our local real estate and construction industries and markets. Advocate that REALTORS(R) get involved, apply and volunteer on city boards & commissions, as well as LLP boards and committees.

Candidate J Antoine Miner Mayor City of Fayetteville Questionnaire

1. Candidates Full Name: J Antoine Miner

2. Daytime Phone Number: 9105834930

3. E-Mail: [email protected]

4. Current Occupation Position: Executive Director, EMPACT One Foundation

5. Previously Elected/Appointed Position(s): N/A

6. Community Involvement: As Executive Director of the EMPACT One Foundation, I am extremely involved in the local community on a daily basis. My areas of involvement include: Homeless intervention, youth empowerment, family retention, veterans support, and business support

7. Community Endorsements: I have been endorsed by the North Carolina Grassroots Government PAC

8. Do You Have an Active Campaign Account? Yes

9. Do You Accept PAC Checks? Yes

10. What’s your plan to address the need for workforce and affordable housing?

My plan is to make Fayetteville a business sanctuary. This is done through the reduction of crime and building transparent and cohesive relationships with the business community. Businesses are reluctant to invest in areas where crime is increasing, and this results in fewer jobs for local residents, which in return is harmful to the housing market. In addition, I will work to ensure that businesses who come into Fayetteville, “Hire Fayetteville First.” Fayetteville has tremendous talent on hand

11. List three ideas that you would do if elected to attract high paying jobs and industries?

1) I will work to ensure that businesses who come into Fayetteville, “Hire Fayetteville First.” Fayetteville has tremendous talent on hand and that talent needs to always take priority.

2) Fayetteville is very fragmented, there is no real cohesion when it comes to the City and how it is Developed. We need to begin to develop areas of cohesion (hubs).

3)I would work to identify at least one economic driver that would help to identify Fayetteville as a hub for that industry (ie. finance, education)

12. What do you see as the biggest challenge in your district?

Currently, in Fayetteville our #1 challenge is crime. If we can reduce crime we will see an increase in business investment and development, homeownership, and resident retention. People and businesses want to feel safe in the environment where they live, work, and employ. I will work with our local, state, and federal law enforcement partners to establish crime reduction programs that will increase safety across the city, which will increase our appeal for both business and family investment.

13. Regarding tourism, what can be done to promote a vibrant city to outside guest and even within the community?

We must work with our community partners to address the rising issue of homelessness in our city. We must do more than provide day centers and feeding programs. We must begin to identify rehabilitation resources and services that will help our homeless reintegrate into the city population.

In addition, Fayetteville needs more amenities that will attract visitors as well encourage current residents to stay local and spend locally. We should not have to leave to have fun.

14. 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 believe open and direct dialogue is a must. Every represented industry in this city should have a seat at the table, and should always have direct access to lawmakers and representatives. As Mayor, I will make myself available to the community of REALTORS to address any questions or concerns that may have on behalf of themselves as well as their clients. REALTORS are a vital part of our community and help our residents and their families start their lives here, their concerns will be addressed

Candidate Franco Webb Mayor City of Fayetteville Questionnaire

1. Candidates Full Name: Franco K Webb

2. Daytime Phone Number: 9102378492

3. E-Mail: [email protected]

4. Current Occupation Position: Business Owner

5. Previously Elected/Appointed Position(s):

Chairman Military Affairs Council
Vice Chair Fayetteville/Cumberland Human Relations Commission
President Community Watch
Commander Veterans Day Parade
Road Commander Wreaths Across America

6. Community Involvement:

Coach Youth Soccer
Broadcast Hockey, Indoor Soccer, Arena Football, College Baseball ( local teams)
Fire Safety Trainer
Firefighter
Military Affairs Council
Fayetteville/Cumberland Human Relations Commission
Community Watch

7. Community Endorsements:

FRWC
CCRWC
Lt. Gov. Robinson
Firefighters
Police

8. Do You Have an Active Campaign Account? Yes

9. Do You Accept PAC Checks? Yes

10. What’s your plan to address the need for workforce and affordable housing?

We (The Mayor and the council) need to work with community leaders and community members to address communities with single family dwellings that are affordable to our workforce. It takes all of us to get together and make a plan that will be viable and helpful.

11. List three ideas that you would do if elected to attract high paying jobs and industries?

Economic development is a major passion of mine.
I will work with FCEDC , Attract businesses by educating our citizens to land higher paying jobs, give industries incentives to be here and beautify our city and make Fayetteville attractive to these businesses.

12. What do you see as the biggest challenge in your district?

Since I’m running for Mayor, the whole city is my district and public safety is a current problem and needs to be seriously addressed.

13. Regarding tourism, what can be done to promote a vibrant city to outside guest and even within the community?

Public safety and city beautification is major. Advertising the history and diversity of our city to potential tourists is key.

14. 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 have an open door policy and invite everyone to come and engage me in conversation to let me know what is important to them and ideas and solutions that I can bring before the council.

Candidate Peter Pappas D6 Fayetteville City Council Questionnaire

1. Candidates Full Name: Peter Pappas

2. Daytime Phone Number: 9102215789

3. E-Mail: [email protected]

4. Current Occupation Position: Broker/owner

5. Previously Elected/Appointed Position(s):

Commissioner – Fayetteville Cumberland human relations commission, current since late 2020

6. Community Involvement:

Job creation, helping small business with consulting and locating places for their business to thrive.

7. Community Endorsements: N/A

8. Do You Have an Active Campaign Account? Yes

9. Do You Accept PAC Checks? Yes

10. What’s your plan to address the need for workforce and affordable housing?

Advocate for government expansion of grants to purchase and redevelop many again multifamily blocks in the city. Make these places livable again, Grove view terrace was an shining example of commerce intersecting business, but the number of police calls post redevelopment is nearly nonexistent. We need more success stories like this in my district, thinking of the Aaran hills and Strickland Bridge corridor as two areas that are in need of assistance.

11. List three ideas that you would do if elected to attract high paying jobs and industries?

Activity, activity, activity. The talent for high paying jobs retires weekly from Fort Bragg. But if their families cannot be educated, they don’t have places to go with young children or programs for older children, they will seek to move away. Education is a key factor in community health and wealth-an engaged child and family will, by proxy, be less tolerant of crime, and in so doing, will demand safety-as they should.

12. What do you see as the biggest challenge in your district?

First and foremost, district 6 has been paying their share of taxes into the city of Fayetteville, yet they have not received a proportionate share of the spoils. Other districts get community centers, D6 got a splash pad? Advocating to return our tax dollars back to the area in the form of family centers, playgrounds, FAST transit expansion so people can get to jobs, speaking with the actual police and fire services on the ground and making sure they have what they need, when they need it.

13. Regarding tourism, what can be done to promote a vibrant city to outside guest and even within the community?

We have a gem of a downtown district, and the woodpecker’s stadium is a great start. Having the amenities is a great start, I support efforts for a performing arts center, yet, we seem to be in competition with other cities like Durham for the wrong metrics, namely leadership and public safety. All the shiny new things are of $0 value if the population is afraid to go out bc of a few miscreants.

14. 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 think as an entrepreneur of 24 years, a REALTOR® for about 20, and a CCIM for 10 or so years, I’m a natural at grabbing a cup of coffee with anyone and hearing concerns. I want to be approachable and open to ideas, I admittedly can be direct and candid, but I’ll get the job done. Just not the guy to put on speakerphone, I think reasonable folks will see I’m the person who can help the most, or at least connect you with who can.