Fiona Greig, potential Ward 2 Council candidate, talks to DCSS
Greig, herself car free, is a huge proponent of smart growth. She supports the proposed streetcar that would connect east and west DC, and she would like to expand the Metro system. (Greig would also like a Georgetown station, and that may be more possible than previously thought). When asked if she would support student discounts for public transportation, she was hesitant to agree because Metro’s bottom line and ability to serve distinct communities outweigh the interests of one population.
Greig took a more pragmatic than pandering stance when it came to the campus plan. To her, Georgetown University is a permanent interest and should be treated like one, especially since it is DC’s largest employer. Greig says that quelling the university’s growth is not good because the city could use the jobs.
Currently Greig is still in the exploratory phase of her committee campaign, and she is looking for on-campus volunteers to join her campaign. She doesn’t have a website up yet, so in the mean time, you can like her on Facebook.
Photo: Lucia He
Edit, 3:48pm. Fixed spelling