SF Green Party Community College Board Endorsement Questionnaire 2022

Due Date: Saturday, Sept. 3

Candidate Name: Daniel Landry
Phone Number: (415) 902-1009
Web site: www.votedaniellandry.com
E-mail: daniel4collegeboard@gmail.com
Name of Campaign Manager: Sammie Broadnax
How much do you expect to spend in this contest: $5,000
Major Endorsements: First of all let me say thank you SF Green Party for endorsing me in 2020 for District 5 Supervisorial race. I'm currently endorsed by David Campos, California Democratic Party, DeAnthony Jones SF Human Rights Commision,

Incumbent Board Member whose votes most reflect your values: Trustee John Rizzo
Incumbent Board Member whose votes lest reflect your values: Trustee Theo Selby

1. What is the stance on COVID safety at CCSF? Under what
circumstances might you support instating a mask or vaccine
mandate, or canceling in-person classes? What would be the
basis on which you would make this decision? (e.g. would it be
based on your gut feeling, or whose advice you would listen to?)

Covid-19 I know has impacted people's lives throughout the world and it's been a tough two and years living with this unfortunately worldwide pandemic. Well you would think something like health and safety wouldn't become such a political issue. One of the reason why the CCSF board needs people like me because I'm not politically. Common sense should always drive policy when you represent the public interest. There's nothing wrong with taking precaution to ensure the safety of students and teachers during the pandemic, however, I was personally disappointed on how the whole COVID issue turned into what side you were on. In my judement politics is getting in the way of common sense.

2. Why are you running for College Board?

Similarly to my bid for Supervisor District 5 election in 2020 I refuse to sit back and complain and not be a part of the solution. I would like to give voters an opportunity to select a candidate not controlled by downtown city hall politics which has undermined our democracy for years. The real reason why we have accreditation problems at CCSF, is because before trustees vote on issues they literally must wait to see if it's politically correct to vote one way or another. I believe CCSF needs people like myself, born and raised from San Francisco with a track record advocating for common people and quality of life issues.

3. How are you currently involved in Community College, or how were
Are you involved in the past?

I am currently a student at CCSF with a 3.40 GPA, and I have been a strong advocate for sustainability of a Free CCSF. In the past in 2017 I was the keynote speaker for John Adams Community College graduation.

4. What is your stance on public & private partnerships within the College?

I think the partnership must always be more in the best interest of the public than the private sector. The one thing everyone can agree with is that when it comes to the private corporations it's always about the bottom line which is profit. Like in the past, I was against just selling off CCSF's property to the highest bidder. Of course we need more housing for students and teachers here in San Francisco, however, we must be very careful to protect the long term interest of CCSF overall, and recognize the politics surrounding private interests and big development. We should follow whole the private sector accountable to the highest standard.

5. What is your position at Free City College? How should it be changed,
if at all?

I believe CCSF should remain Free to all San Franciscians. As a beneficial member of the Free-CCSF program I believe one major accomplishment we all should be proud of is the Free City tuition program at CCSF. The only change that should happen is to extend the program and make it permanent.

6. If elected to the board, how would you ensure that you and the public would receive the college's draft budget with sufficient time to review it thoroughly
before adopting it?

I think it all starts with the right Chancellor and right trustees board members who's working in harmony with addressing CCSF issues, in particular budget related. But as trustees, I would propose to mandate a timeline that must be carried out that would give the board and public more time to review draft budgets before ever adopting it.

7. What is your position on selling campus properties?

I'm against it. Again, it appears to me there are some outside forces trying to undermine the college's long term goals, by reducing student enrollments which would justify the need to downsize CCSF and eventually sell property assets.

8. Do you feel there is enough transparency or public disclosure of
the board and college: How would you change things?

No, there is not enough transparency at CCSF. For example, in March of this year before the major vote by trustees to cut layoff teachers and cut classes, I had sent email request(s) to stay updated on CCSF's committee scheduled meetings to give my input. Unfortunately, just like getting budget drafts to the public at the last minute, the same usually occurs with information about upcoming board and committees meetings.

9. Have you attended the Community College Board meeting? Would you change public comment policy at the meeting? If so,

Yes, I have attended board meetings in the past and I think it's always a good thing to give the public more time to speak and to make the process/procedures easier for public input. In addition, we need to change the policy of requesting people to fill out the cards inadvance to speak.

10. How will you increase quality child care at all campuses?

We absolutely need more quality daycare services for students attending CCSF. For years I personally wanted to attend CCSF, however, I was raising my son as a single parent and financially it just were not feasible for me to obtain daycare services, while I attended school at the same time.

11. How would you work to counter and prevent profiling and Police harassment on campus?

Every police officer needs to go through a serious recertification process. This will ensure training and psychological

12. What is your position on allowing non citizens the right to vote for college Board and local elections? Did you take a public position
on previors ballot initiatives on the subject?

Yes I think non citizens should have the right to vote locally, because the law says you must be a citizen to vote in Federal elections. No I didn't take any public position on the previous ballot initiatives.

13. What are your view of transportation and pedestrian safety to, from and around City College campuses? What, if anything, would
you change, and how would you make those changes?

I am a strong advocate for free muni for all CCSF students. And I think it's a good idea to study Phelan Street for possible installing speed bumps. I have witnessed cars driving way past the speed
limits. Of course, all over CCSF's campuse there could be more visible caution instructions not just for cars but even bicyclist.

14. What is your position on military recruiting on campus?

I don't believe the military should be able to recruit on our campus. There always an attempt to again
by corporations to miniplate the goodwill of young students, to believe you're fighting for freedom
when you reality you are sometime fighting for corporate greed.

Due Date: Sat, Sep 3, 11:59 pm.

Please submit by email to cc@sfgreens.org. For more information, call
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