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Jay H. Banks

Running for City Council, District B

Summary

Jay H. Banks is a Democratic candidate for the District B seat on the New Orleans City Council. If elected, Banks describes that his top three priorities would be: to keep individuals out of the justice system, to review our tax system so people can afford to stay in their homes, become homeowners, or restore blighted properties, and to set goals for law enforcement.

This candidate has adopted the Step Up Louisiana Economic Justice 3-Point Platform. To learn more, click here: https://stepuplouisiana.org/3pointplatform/.

 

Visit Jay H. Banks's Website: https://jayhbanks.com/

Experience

Education:

  • Dillard University (B.S. Business Administration)
  • Springfield College (M.A. Organizational Management)

Profession:

  • Director of the Dryades YMCA School of Commerce

Past Employment / Civil Involvement:

  • On the Boards of N. O. Jazz and Heritage Foundation, Zulu Social Aid & Pleasure Club, Inc., Neighborhood Housing Services, City of N. O. Alcohol Beverage Control
  • LA Democratic State Central Committee, District 91 Rep.
  • Orleans Parish Democratic Executive Committee
  • Political Director of Black Organization for Leadership Development (BOLD)
  • Obama delegate at the 2008 & 2012 Democratic National Convention, Hillary Clinton Delegate to the 2016 Democratic National Convention.

How They Compare

We will continue to update this chart as we receive candidate's responses.

On Public Safety & Commiunity Investment Issues

  • I support hiring people based on qualifications and work ethic, rather than denying them opportunities based on the stigma of their past; and I intend to be a role model for New Orleans employers.
  • I support substance abuse and mental illness treatment be done by medical professionals, not police and deputies; and crisis interventions be done by highly trained and highly skilled people who de-escalate tensions and promote nonviolence among our community members.
  • I support creating housing units that are accessible to the people who live in New Orleans, at prices they can afford, and with non-discrimination policies that reduce the negative impacts of mass incarceration.

    I support hiring people based on qualifications and work ethic, rather than denying them opportunities based on the stigma of their past; and I intend to be a role model for New Orleans employers.

  • Seth Bloom

    Agree
  • I support substance abuse and mental illness treatment be done by medical professionals, not police and deputies; and crisis interventions be done by highly trained and highly skilled people who de-escalate tensions and promote nonviolence among our community members.

  • Seth Bloom

    Agree
  • I support creating housing units that are accessible to the people who live in New Orleans, at prices they can afford, and with non-discrimination policies that reduce the negative impacts of mass incarceration.

  • Seth Bloom

    Agree

    I support hiring people based on qualifications and work ethic, rather than denying them opportunities based on the stigma of their past; and I intend to be a role model for New Orleans employers.

  • Jay H. Banks

    -

  • I support substance abuse and mental illness treatment be done by medical professionals, not police and deputies; and crisis interventions be done by highly trained and highly skilled people who de-escalate tensions and promote nonviolence among our community members.

  • Jay H. Banks

    -

  • I support creating housing units that are accessible to the people who live in New Orleans, at prices they can afford, and with non-discrimination policies that reduce the negative impacts of mass incarceration.

  • Jay H. Banks

    -

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On Restorative Justice Issues

  • I support a separation between the criminal justice system and schools, and ending practices that resemble prisons.
  • I support an end to unaffordable bonds, an end to forced programming, and will not be influenced by prison profiteers.
  • I support the creation of a Post Katrina Trauma Assessment tool, and assessing impacts prior to any sentencing; and clearly informing Defendants about specific impacts a conviction will have on voting, employment, education, housing, professional licensing, and potential future criminal allegations.
  • I support a 1,438 bed cap on the Orleans Justice Center jail, consistent with the City Council Resolution of 2011, and any public health interventions should never be used to justify mass incarceration.

    I support a separation between the criminal justice system and schools, and ending practices that resemble prisons.

  • Seth Bloom

    Agree
  • I support an end to unaffordable bonds, an end to forced programming, and will not be influenced by prison profiteers.

  • Seth Bloom

    Agree
  • I support the creation of a Post Katrina Trauma Assessment tool, and assessing impacts prior to any sentencing; and clearly informing Defendants about specific impacts a conviction will have on voting, employment, education, housing, professional licensing, and potential future criminal allegations.

  • Seth Bloom

    Agree
  • I support a 1,438 bed cap on the Orleans Justice Center jail, consistent with the City Council Resolution of 2011, and any public health interventions should never be used to justify mass incarceration.

  • Seth Bloom

    Agree

    I support a separation between the criminal justice system and schools, and ending practices that resemble prisons.

  • Jay H. Banks

    -

  • I support an end to unaffordable bonds, an end to forced programming, and will not be influenced by prison profiteers.

  • Jay H. Banks

    -

  • I support the creation of a Post Katrina Trauma Assessment tool, and assessing impacts prior to any sentencing; and clearly informing Defendants about specific impacts a conviction will have on voting, employment, education, housing, professional licensing, and potential future criminal allegations.

  • Jay H. Banks

    -

  • I support a 1,438 bed cap on the Orleans Justice Center jail, consistent with the City Council Resolution of 2011, and any public health interventions should never be used to justify mass incarceration.

  • Jay H. Banks

    -

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On Equal Participation

  • I support the repeal of state law barring people under community supervision from voting; and I encourage all people to take part in the democratic process.
  • I support all government employees setting the highest example of inclusion and unity, and will not stand for policies or practices of different treatment due to the actual or perceived race, religion, birthplace, or self-identity of anyone in New Orleans.
  • I support a strong and empowered community board monitoring public servants within the police, the court, and the jails.

    I support the repeal of state law barring people under community supervision from voting; and I encourage all people to take part in the democratic process.

  • Seth Bloom

    Agree
  • I support all government employees setting the highest example of inclusion and unity, and will not stand for policies or practices of different treatment due to the actual or perceived race, religion, birthplace, or self-identity of anyone in New Orleans.

  • Seth Bloom

    Agree
  • I support a strong and empowered community board monitoring public servants within the police, the court, and the jails.

  • Seth Bloom

    Agree

    I support the repeal of state law barring people under community supervision from voting; and I encourage all people to take part in the democratic process.

  • Jay H. Banks

    -

  • I support all government employees setting the highest example of inclusion and unity, and will not stand for policies or practices of different treatment due to the actual or perceived race, religion, birthplace, or self-identity of anyone in New Orleans.

  • Jay H. Banks

    -

  • I support a strong and empowered community board monitoring public servants within the police, the court, and the jails.

  • Jay H. Banks

    -

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Where Jay H. Banks Stands

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