Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Interview: ANC 3E04 Candidate Sally Greenberg

Sally Greenberg is currently running to serve as ANC 3E04 Commissioner.  She has lived in the neighborhood for about 13 years and serves as the Executive Director of the National Consumers League.

Greenberg says the skills it takes to run a consumers' organization are similar to those one would need to serve as a neighborhood representative.

"The ANC raises issues with officials, and makes sure the voice of the community is being heard," Greenberg says.

Greenberg says the most pressing issues for the neighborhood include pedestrian safety and development.

"Growth, building and development should take into consideration the needs of the residents of the neighborhood," Greenberg says.

She also says that ANC representatives must listen to different perspectives and seek a spirit of compromise to reconcile the community's various needs, such as addressing competing interests -- whether they be dog-owners or baseball teams -- over the use of recreational facilities in the neighborhood.

"I have a connection to the community, a strong connection to the community," Greenberg says, "Serving on the ANC is something you can do to give back to your community.  I think it is part of civic responsibility, and I feel good about having my name on the ballot."

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