Shaw ANC Commisioner Alexander M. Padro, a Shaw ANC commissioner that votes on community development projects at the ANC Meetings and receives thousands of dollars from local developers and the city to help businesses in Shaw is under scrutiny from the public. Many residents believe that Padro is breaking the law by earning over $60,000.00 dollars a year as the paid executicve directoer for Shaw Main Streets while receiving city funds and developement money post marked for the community. However, Padro, has been accused of voting on econominc development projects in his single member district and receiving money from developers doing business in his single member district and appearing at ANC Meetinigs for his support.
Padro allegedly has directed the Jefferson Apartments Group to give money to Friends of Watha T. Daniels while his live in companion Pleasnat Mann heads the Friends of Watha T. Daniels Library.
Padro has directed $3000.00 of public funds from the ANC to be paid to his friends of Bundy Dog Park – their role is to clean-up dog feces. Get this, Padro reduced funding for a local Shaw Ministry Organization wanting to send local poor kids to a summer camp.
Just take a look at the 9th Street and 7th Street business cooridor’s that badly needs facade improvement, why is not Padro using ANC funds, city government funds and private funds to aid the community and businesses or come out his pocket to fix up his falling apartment home in the 1500 Block of 8th Stret, NW? Is he allegedly spendng the money on more surgery to remian thin?
The public suspects that Padro used ANC funds to fund a local friend Mad Man to develop a website to keep a former commissioner out the ANC race this year in order for Padro to remain Chairman of the ANC. This Mad Man friend of Padro and Kevin Chapple he and Kevin Chapple was investigated by the Office Of Campaign, Finance & Ethics and order to cease with ANC Commisisoner Kevin Chapple’s former “ANC 2C02 & You,” website and and newsletter or be fined $3,000.00 as well. This action resulted from a letter of complaint from former ANC Commisisoner Mahdi Leroy J. Thorpe, Jr. ANC Commisisoner Kevin Chapple and the Mad Man had incorporated the website and newsletter for profit and it included local advertisement from local ANC real estate residents and friends of Mad Man and Kevin Chaplle who still live on P Street and who had made financl contributions to use Chapple’s ANC position for financial benefit for for Mad Man, Kevin Chapple and his P Street real estate agents pal’s. Hey! No wonder why Padro, Chapple and the Mad Man and the real estate agent friend’s don’t want Thorpe in the ANC race – he know’s too much and won’t pay to play.