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LWV League of Women Voters of California Education Fund
Los Angeles County, CA March 3, 2015 Election
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Delaney "Doc" Smith, M.D.
Answers Questions

Candidate for
Council Member; City of Los Angeles; District 10


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Questions & Answers

1. What do you think is the single most important issue facing the City of Los Angeles today? As Council Member, what would you do to deal with it?

VOTERS MUST COME OUT TO VOTE MARCH 3, 2015. We are presently losing hundreds of small businesses and corporations each year to other parts of the country that have a more business friendly tax schedule. for new and existing businesses. I propose no city business taxes For new businesses for first 3 years which would serve as a magnet for new businesses and new job creation, which would ultimately increase the city's shrinking tax base. Tax reduction would free up money that could be used to increase wages including minimum wage without hurting small business.

2. The City Administrative Officer has estimated a $300 million budget shortfall for 2015-2016. What steps do you propose to deal with this problem and how much do you estimate each step would reduce the shortfall?

Much of the expenses are for pensions and benefits for an ever expanding city work force. We should look more to local businesses in the city of Los Angeles to contract out some of the services that can be performed by local residents. More accountability for monies collected and spent by Department of Water and Power officials by itself would largely address the current $300 million short fall.

3. What is the single most important issue facing your Council District today, and how would you deal with it?

VOTERS MUST VOTE MARCH 3, 2015. The Water Reclamation Project also known as "Toilet to Tap" was quietly implemented 10-15 years ago in South Los Angeles and recent news releases suggest that "Toilet to Tap" will be expanded to other parts of LA without considering health related implications of drinking toilet water. Aside from the obvious waste drain water contains a wide variety of chemical that cannot be filtered, and even garbage from garbage from garbage disposals. Water used for drinking should be required to meet FEDERAL CLEAN WATER STANDARDS. WTHOUT SAFEGUARDS WE ARE SLOWLY BEING POISONED. SOMEONE WITH A MEDICAL BACKGROUND IS NEEDED AT CITY HALL TO PROVIDE DEPARATELY NEEDED INPUT REGARDING HEALTH IMPLICATIONS OF PRESENT AND PENDING DECISIONS THAT AFFECT OUR MOST IMPORTANT RESOURCE. NOTHING IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN YOUR HEALTH WHICH IS DETERMINED BY WHAT YOU EAT AND DRINK.

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