Tuesday, March 07, 2006
Jan Robison - Council Candidate for Ward 1
I've invited all of our 8 council candidates to answer 4 interview questions. Our first candidate is two-term incumbent, Jan Robison.
1. Who are you?
915 Montgomery Street
2. Why do you want the job of Laurel council member at this time?
This would be my third term on the Council. Experience at this time is so important and I have that experience. I’d like to see some of the programs we have started continue as well as see some of them finish, like the Senior Center. I’d also like to continue the work we have done on our emergency preparedness as well as continuing to educate our citizens on how they can help by being prepared themselves. The drop program needs some refining and I’d like to see an incentive program for the employees like the one offered to the Police.
3. What are the three most important things you want to accomplish if (re)elected?
Keeping our police force fully staffed and possibly adding some officers. Refining the Drop program. Preserve our Old Town area to show where we have come from and have the newer areas show where we are going. Neither area being more important that the other.
I’d like the neighborhoods to be safer by slowing the traffic down and finding a way to stop so much “cut through traffic”
4. What is your vision for Laurel 10 years from today?
I’d like Laurel to be what it always has been “The Jewel On The Patuxent”. I’d like Laurel to be the city that when someone’s says Prince George’s County they think Laurel what a great place. If a City or area has a problem I want them to think “let’s check with the City of Laurel” and see how they handled this we can’t go wrong following their lead. I want what I have always wanted; what is best for the City of Laurel and the people who live here.