I've known Alfonso Todd for number of years. While the City hired special event coordinators, and created whole bureaucracies, Alfonso outdrew them at his own promotional events, at no cost to the tax payer. While the City events hosted the usual non-profits that clamor every year for grants, like baby birds for worms, Alfonso attracted minority entrepreneurs who will be part of Allentown's real future. There is a self starting, pragmatic aspect to the man. Over the years, starting in 2008, I attended a number of his events, and was always impressed with his attention to detail. Alfonso has decided to offer that same due diligence to the citizens of Allentown, and run for City Council.