by Max Brantley
A note in the in-box reminds me that city politics await in the fall. Will, for example, a race develop for strong LR mayor?
Meanwhile, Robert Webb, a member of the supervisory board of the Little Rock Housing Authority, announces a race for the Ward 1 seat on the board, now held by Erma Hendrix.
Today Robert C. Webb announced as a candidate for the Ward 1 position on the Little Rock Board of Directors.
Robert has supported and helped shape his community by being actively involved. Currently he serves on the Little Rock Housing Authority (LRHA) Board of Commissioners where he and 4 other board members are asked to work closely with the mayor, the city council and the Executive Director of the LRHA to ensure the over $15 million budget is allocated to maximize the availability of affordable housing for moderate to low income families. Mr. Webb also serves as the Vice President of the Love Neighborhood Association and as the Vice President of Neighborhood Connections.
Robert has shown his commitment to improving our city through consistent involvement and leadership in a variety of other organizations including 2009 Chairman for National Night Out – Willie Hinton Resource Center Location, 2008 Fundraising Chair for National Night Out – Willie Hinton Resource Center Location, Organizer of the Active Citizens Committee, and member of the Animal Services Advisory Board from 2003-2004. Mr. Webb has also shown his commitment to our community by being an active voice on such pivotal issues as the Resource Center closing, the yard parking ordinance, and the allocation of bond money for park renovations.
"The issues facing Ward 1 are as diverse as our population. As a member of the Little Rock Board of Directors, I would work closely with each of our neighborhoods to develop a comprehensive understanding of the issues facing us. I believe by coupling this open and direct communication with my experience in community and city organizations, I will be able to provide thoughtful and proactive leadership that is based on the best interests of all our neighborhoods."
Robert C. Webb.