Jacob Glancy | Kentuckians For The Commonwealth

Jacob Glancy

Political party: 
Question 1: 

What do you think are some of the most pressing issues facing Lexington in 2020? What is your vision for Lexington, and how will the lives of Lexingtonians be improved as a result of your time in office?

Growth and infrastructure. We need to come up with and maintain a plan to responsibly grow Lexington without losing the beauty and charm of the area.

Question 2: 

In 2015, nearly eight hundred students in Fayette County Public Schools were homeless. There is also a severe shortage of affordable housing for people in our community that make minimum wage, even when they are working full time. What will you do to address the problems of homelessness and the lack of affordable housing in our community?

Housing costs are outrageous in Lexington. Affordable housing needs to be at the center of our plan for growth of the city.

Question 3: 

What is the role of the Lexington Urban County Council in opposing white supremacy, addressing racial inequality and supporting racial justice for Black people, Indigenous people, Latinx people, immigrants, those who are undocumented, and all people of color in our city? Please identify at least two policy initiatives you would propose while in office to address racial and systemic inequalities.

Inequality and racism will not be tolerated in any form if I am elected. I’m my opinion, policy only goes so far, we must lead by example and hold each other accountable.

Question 4: 

In recent years, elected leaders in the Kentucky legislature have been pushing for more proactive cooperation with federal immigration agencies, including U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. What is the role of local city councilors in this conversation about protecting undocumented immigrants in Kentucky?

I believe laws should be followed but must be done so in a humane way.

Question 5: 

The science on climate change is more robust than ever, and many agree that we are in a critical moment for the future of our planet. What has you concerned about climate change? What will you do as a city councilor to minimize Lexington's carbon footprint?

I would find ways to minimize traffic.

Question 6: 

How would you include constituents in your district and across Lexington in the development of the annual budget? What area(s) of the budget would you prioritize funding? What revenue increases would you propose to meet our city’s future budget needs?

I would have a constant and open conversation with those that I represent. I would focus on how to streamline government spending along with helping small local businesses grow which would increase the city’s revenue.

Question 7: 

Important meetings in the local government are often held during hours when many working folks are at work or unavailable. What specific initiatives would you enact to make local government more accessible to those who may not have the time or resources to participate?

I would be their voice, I would express their concerns for them even if they are not able to attend the meetings. That is the job of an elected official.

Question 8: 

Transgender students are more vulnerable to bullying than their cisgender peers (Cisgender is a term for people whose gender identity matches the sex that they were assigned at birth.) What protections or policies would you propose or support to protect trans youth in Lexington from bullying and discrimination?

Once again, I believe we would have to lead by example and spread a culture of common human decency that has been lost lately.

Question 9: 

What is your plan for ensuring that long term residents are not displaced from neighborhoods that are undergoing redevelopment? What is your position on Tenants’ Rights ordinances that seek to protect renters from unjust evictions? Please explain.

I think that problem would correct it self if we have a common sense growth plan for the city that focused on affordable housing.