|Present Employer / position||Vina’s current business portfolio consists of Business and Financial development companies, art gallery, Global Prints Collection|
|Length of residence in Jurisdiction||Over 30 years|
|List of educational institutions and degrees||Baton Rouge Comunity College|
|Prior elected and appointed positions|
|Civic involvement and affiliations||Republican Party|
Louisiana Civic Coalition
|1. How can the NOPD force be increased, while maintaining high standards?
||Studies shows that more police presence reduces crime. NOPD force can be increased and will maintain its high standards though grant opportunites and resources for violent crime reduction initiatives awarded by the Depatment of Justice. |
|2. Will you support an ordinance to establish an independent external evaluation of the Ethics Review Board as called for in the Charter? Please explain your answer.
||Yes. Although there are sufficient laws and external evaluations provided by the Office of Inspector General, the solution is to restore accountabilty for the Members of the Ethics Review Board who enjoy prosecutorial immunity. |
|3. What do you think are the three (3) most important issues facing the citizens of New Orleans.
|4. What steps would you propose for improving the Sewerage and Water Board?
||RFI Respondents will be invited to participate in various workshops to continue to refine the planning process, and identify emerging and innovative technologies that could increase the sustainability of the Sewerage and Water Board operations.|
|5. How do you propose to reduce crime, and especially violent crime, in the city?
||Offer community based for all individuals to assist in reaching their maximum potential. Providing opportunities for areas needing help with education, life skills, and self esteem. |