2020 Fort Pierce Commission Candidate Survey

Q1

Please identify the top 3 top priorities you wish to accomplish in your first 4-year term, or your next 4-year term, as City Commissioner of the City of Fort Pierce?

District 1

 

Charles E. Bryant

Did Not Respond.

Curtis E. Johnson, Jr.

  1. Bring more livable wage jobs to Ft Pierce
  2. Build community trust and engagement
  3. Infrastructure growth in the Lincoln Park Community(Lincoln Theater, Business Incubator, Home Ownership)

Kenny Robinson

Did Not Respond.

Reginald Sessions

  1. To implement and promote as much policy as possible to expedite activity on the Port of Fort Pierce, our greatest economic engine of this time in local government
  2. I’m committed to stopping the turnover rate of the Police Department and developing better trust relations between the Police Dept. and the citizens so the two can work cohesively in eradicating crime.
  3. To implement much time and effort towards getting much needed infrastructure improvement in District 1 on the same level as District 2.

District 2

 

Jeremiah Johnson

Did Not Respond.

Michael A. Perri

  1. A long term road resurfacing program tied to the repair or replacement of our aging water and wastewater systems.
  2. Reduce intercity crime.
  3. The annexation of Sheridan Plaza, If and when the homeowners would want to be part of the City. Their Utility rates would decreace and they would have other City Services.

Q2

Please identify the top 3 challenges the City of Fort Pierce faces now and over the next 4 years and the concrete steps you intend to take to address those challenges?

District 1

 

Charles E. Bryant

Did Not Respond.

Curtis E. Johnson, Jr.

  1. Bad perception of crime-Invest to re-market Ft Pierce and communicate a positive more truthful message about crime
  2. Livable wage job opportunities-support and encourage opportunity zone investment
  3. Education for future job opportunities. Support training and education for workforce 2021 and beyond. Entrepreneurship, trade jobs, technology jobs

Kenny Robinson

Did Not Respond.

Reginald Sessions

  • The aforementioned in number 1 question.

District 2

 

Jeremiah Johnson

Did Not Respond.

Michael A. Perri

  1. Acquiring new business that would offer meaningful job opportunities.
  2. Cooperation with the County on the Port Expansion.
  3. Completion of the King Plant property without giving away the store!

Q3

Please identify the top 3 opportunities currently available to the City of Fort Pierce and share the concrete steps you intend to take to help the City realize those opportunities?

District 1

 

Charles E. Bryant

Did Not Respond.

Curtis E. Johnson, Jr.

  1. Utilization of Opportunity Zones to bring livable wage job opportunities to Ft Pierce-support and encourage this opportunity
  2. Development of downtown and 25th corridor for business development
  3. Invest in youth and push technology opportunities and education. this will prepare Ft Pierce for immediate and future job creation and opportunities.

Kenny Robinson

Did Not Respond.

Reginald Sessions

  1. Capture the attention of Developers for investments while Fort Pierce continues to be in the spot light.
  2. The greatest economic engine in this age for this region of Florida happens to be the Port. I will push for strategies to get the full potential of job production.
  3. Take our annexations to the northern section of the county where the is much strength in industry tax base, specifically airport road area. There lies a hidden jewel to a major tax base increase.

District 2

 

Jeremiah Johnson

Did Not Respond.

Michael A. Perri

  1. The King Plant Project. Keep an oversite plan that assures that milestones are met without any more added expense to the City.
  2. The Port Project. Timely cooperation with the County on the Cities part to avoid delays in the project.
  3. Cooperation from the FPUA should be included.

Q4

Please identify the top 3 things needed to improve the quality of life in Fort Pierce neighborhoods.

District 1

 

Charles E. Bryant

Did Not Respond.

Curtis E. Johnson, Jr.

  1. Increase home ownership
  2. Provide more recreational activities and events
  3. More livable wage job opportunities

Kenny Robinson

Did Not Respond.

Reginald Sessions

  1. Infrastructure improvement and removing blight from the neighborhoods.
  2. A major reduction in crime.
  3. An effort to reduce landlord slum and more home ownership.

District 2

 

Jeremiah Johnson

Opted To Not Respond.

Michael A. Perri

  1. Meaningful employment.
  2. Reduce Crime. Promote
  3. Home Ownership.

Q5

Please identify 3 things you have contributed to the City of Fort Pierce or particular Fort Pierce neighborhoods over the last 4 years about which you are most proud?

District 1

 

Charles E. Bryant

Did Not Respond.

Curtis E. Johnson, Jr.

  1. Moved back into the neighborhood and improved my families homestead dwelling
  2. Worked with youth in summer programs at In the Image of Christ
  3. Volunteered to serve on city boards: Communitywide Council, Surtax Committee, Community Redevelopment Advisory Committee.

Kenny Robinson

Did Not Respond.

Reginald Sessions

  1. I spearheaded the construction of the Ave. D fire station.
  2. Initiating Port Development in our city.
  3. I spearheaded the Ave. D revitalization efforts by getting the county, city, and the utility authority to invest in the reconstruction of the Ave. D area.

District 2

 

Jeremiah Johnson

Did Not Respond.

Michael A. Perri

  • My service to this Community spans over 50 years of service. Starting with The Board of Adjustments, The Planning Board, Fort Pierce Citizens Advisory Board, The Fort Pierce Utilities Authority Board, and The Housing Finance Authority of St. Lucie County. During my term on the Utilities Board, the Power Cost Adjustment went from an all-time high of $54.00 per month in 2009 to a low of -$5.00 in 2018.