Farid Alan Schintzius 
Member since Nov 2, 2011

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Re: “Best Candidate for Mayor of Richmond

I endorse John Baliles for RVA Mayor
#MayorBaliles

Posted by Farid Alan Schintzius on 09/23/2016 at 1:12 AM

Re: “Opinion: How Redskins Football Pushed Richmond's Schools to the Breaking Point

This whole fiasco lies at the core of the disconnect between City Hall and the Citizens of Richmond. Currently, and for over 350 years, City Hall has served the downtown decision makers, and simply sent the bill to us to pay. They have set the agenda, and pushed their own self serving and often self enriching priorities.

I am running for the Mayor of Richmond to fight for greater citizen inclusion in decision-making. Citizens have been excluded for too long in city governance. My goal is to change the nature and quality of the conversation at City Hall.

“ What if “ is the operative question for this campaign and for the future of our city. My lifelong practice of inclusiveness in all my endeavors has produced results that have always exceeded initial expectations. What if all ideas are spoken? What if all voices are heard? What if all stakeholders are considered? Only when we begin with a genuine spirit of inclusiveness, and only when the threshing process of dialogue and sincere exploration has yielded a full spectrum of the possibilities, can we make the most informed decisions that can offer the most successful outcomes for our city.
If we simply change the faces and personalities at City Hall without changing mindset or operating principles, then we cannot expect better outcomes. In fact, things could get worse.

The good news is, after our leaders have ignored us for so long, that the citizenry is resisting, and is insisting to be heard. Mayor Dwight Jones ironically succeeded in greater ways than any other elected official before him in raising awareness of failed policies, and of the imposition of unpopular and expensive projects that favor the few, enrich the select, and burden taxpayers with the bills.

One must conclude that Mayor Dwight Jones has created the perfect storm for reform. I ask you to closely watch this campaign in the months to come as proposals and insights on how we might reform Richmond government are shared for your consideration.

48 likes, 11 dislikes
Posted by Farid Alan Schintzius on 04/12/2016 at 5:31 PM

Re: “Former Occupy Richmond Activist Alan Schintzius Enters Mayoral Race

That time of year .... it is an easy but lazy choice to take "dirty" shots at someone from behind an anonomous online profile. However much Charlie and I might agree or disagree on a civic agenda at least we do it in public and put our names on it. For shame that you have to hide.

15 likes, 11 dislikes
Posted by Farid Alan Schintzius on 03/29/2016 at 10:45 PM

Re: “Water Slide Coming Downtown This Summer

Dwight Jones Economic Development Legacy Project.... "RVA Slippery Slope"

7 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Farid Alan Schintzius on 01/28/2016 at 5:51 PM

Re: “Fundraiser for WRIR Founder Chris “Max” Maxwell

You can follow the news on Max's progress at ...

https://www.facebook.com/groups/2126400924…

Donations accepted at ...

www.tinyURL.com/Help4Max

5 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Farid Alan Schintzius on 01/27/2016 at 8:15 PM

Re: “Reconstruction

A radical notion ? Perhaps in some ways.... but how radical is is in 2015 to have this glorious shrine to the defiantly unapologetic losers left standing as if their fake historical fabrication were the truthful reality. This is why ‪#‎TruthfulHistoryMatters‬

6 likes, 4 dislikes
Posted by Farid Alan Schintzius on 06/25/2015 at 4:42 PM

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