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Omaha City Council District 4


Vinny Palermo

Party: Democrat

Jim Rogers

Party: Democrat


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[CONTACT CONNECTIONS] Information about making contact with the candidate.

Vinny Palermo

Contacted by constituent.
3/8/17, evening, spoke by phone, and emailed access code.
3/16/17, 2:48pm, requested email by text, answer back by 2:51pm
3/17/17, 4:24 pm , MailChimp stating 3/21 deadline
3/24/17, 4:40 pm, didn't think would have time.
4/5/17, mailed invitation brochure with access code
4/15/17, 12:33pm, reminder text
4/17/17, 10:47pm, reminder email
4/20/17, 9:59am, left message

Did not answer Nebraska Right to Life (http://nebraskarighttolife.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/NRTL1704_Local_Candidate_VG.pdf)
Did not answer League of Women Voters (http://omahalwv.org/files/vg-2017-lwvgo-general.pdf)

Jim Rogers

Contacted by constituent.
3/8/17, evening, left message, and emailed access code.
3/17/17, 4:24 pm, MailChimp stating 3/21 deadline
3/24/17, 4:39 pm, said would check it out
4/5/17, mailed invitation brochure with access code
4/15/17, 12:25pm, reminder text
4/17/17, 10:48pm, reminder email
4/20/17, 10:00am, reached by phone, candidate said to text access code again
4/20/17, 10:06am, access code texted

Did not answer Nebraska Right to Life (http://nebraskarighttolife.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/NRTL1704_Local_Candidate_VG.pdf)
Did answer League of Women Voters (http://omahalwv.org/files/vg-2017-lwvgo-general.pdf)

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[BIOGRAPHICAL] Please include biographical information, e.g. family members, affiliations such as church and/or professional groups, employment, etc. you consider important for voters to know. You may also reference your website.

Vinny Palermo

Information provided by the candidate to the Douglas County election office: # children: 3. High School: Omaha South High. College: U.N.O.. Degrees: United States Navy. Religious Affiliation: Roman Catholic. Church: St. Stanislaus. Professional Associations: South Omaha Business Association. Organizations: American GI Forum, South Omaha American Legion, Order Sons of Italy. Civic Groups: South Omaha Neighborhood Alliance, Burlington Road Neighborhood Assn, South Omaha Violence Intervention & Prevention, South Omaha Environmental Task Force, Gomez Heritage PTO.

Jim Rogers

Information provided by the candidate to the Douglas County election office. High School: Bryan High School. College: UNO. Degrees: Business Administration and Economics. Religious Affiliation: Roman Catholic.

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[MOTIVATION/QUALIFICATIONS - CITY] A. List three (3) immediate needs you want to address in this office. B. List three (3) long-range planning goals you would envision for the city. C. What makes you the right person to address these needs and goals?

Vinny Palermo

No answer given.

Jim Rogers

No answer given.

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[PERSONAL STORY] Please briefly describe a situation where you had to stand alone for what you thought was right when the momentum was pushing the other way. For example you may want to discuss when your personal views didn’t agree with your peers, an authority in your life, a donor, a lobbyist, etc. What was the result?

Vinny Palermo

No answer given.

Jim Rogers

No answer given.

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[CONSTITUENTS ISSUES] If elected to this office, what will be your guiding philosophy in dealing with conflict between your thinking and your constituents’ views? A. Will you vote your conscience even when a majority of your constituents disagree with you? B. How will you measure the voice of your constituents? C. When you can’t make up your mind, to whom will you go for advice? D. Describe your intended methods of availability to constituents.

Vinny Palermo

No answer given.

Jim Rogers

No answer given.

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[YOUR COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT] As a resident of the city, list any volunteerism, activism, or committees/commissions where you have served the city.

Vinny Palermo

No answer given.

Jim Rogers

No answer given.

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[CRIME] Describe the recommendations you picture for decreasing gang violence, managing traffic property crimes, and identifying “white collar” crime.

Vinny Palermo

No answer given.

Jim Rogers

No answer given.

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[TAX RELIEF/CONTRACTS] As always, property tax is an issue, especially when the county changes assessed property values. What can the city do to cut expenses and therefore provide some relief? How will/do you assure that contract work is performed according to standards as a way to save “redo” expenses? For example, some have suggested that potholes are a result of paying the lowest bidder and getting the least quality work.

Vinny Palermo

No answer given.

Jim Rogers

No answer given.

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[IMMIGRATION-CITY] Though commonly considered a federal issue, what responsibility do you see the city holding concerning undocumented immigrants? What is your view on sanctuary cities?

Vinny Palermo

No answer given.

Jim Rogers

No answer given.

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[CITY SERVICES] Detail the potential value and/or limitations of the idea of consolidating city employee health plans.

Vinny Palermo

No answer given.

Jim Rogers

No answer given.

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[TIF] Some see TIF (Tax Increment Financing) serving economic development by giving new business locations a “break” on paying taxes to the city by paying gradually over time. In your opinion, how and when should TIF be used? Is there an overall amount that you think should be the limit for TIF for the city?

Vinny Palermo

No answer given.

Jim Rogers

No answer given.

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[PUBLIC/PRIVATE] Discuss what you would do to assure transparency and accountability for entities in public and private partnerships.

Vinny Palermo

No answer given.

Jim Rogers

No answer given.

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[ABORTION-LEGAL] Would you define yourself as pro-life or pro-choice? Under what circumstances should abortion be legal?

Vinny Palermo

No answer given.

Jim Rogers

No answer given.

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[“MARRIAGE”-O] Should city taxpayers pay the benefit costs associated with same sex spouses? Why or why not? Do you support the city’s equal employment ordinance? What is your understanding of the ordinance?

Vinny Palermo

No answer given.

Jim Rogers

No answer given.

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[ANYTHING ELSE?] Declare anything else you want voters to know about you.

Vinny Palermo

No answer given.

Jim Rogers

No answer given.

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