ISSUES

Public Safety

Violent crime has consistently been an issue in our community. This issue has interfered with the use and enjoyment of our neighborhood, community and schools. My vision for challenging the current circumstances include but is not limited to the following:

  • Encouraging police accountability and transparency; proactive conflict resolution; and work/life balance to ensure quality community protection.

  • Lobbying for civilian elected police oversight committees.

  • Lobby to increase funding to hire more emergency service workers

  • Investment in infrastructure: concrete roads, rehabilitate bridges, wheelchair accessible sidewalks

  • Increase well defined traffic patterns in the street by adding reflective stripping, delineators, and reflective pods to separate directional traffic

  • Add additional lighting for increased comfort and safety

  • Encourage community engagement at CAPs and BEAT meetings

  • Facilitate Precinct Captains, Block Clubs and neighborhood watch

  • Establish emergency phones throughout the community

 

Economic and Community Development

Financial hardships, economic downturns and violence plague our community.  This issue must be addressed in order to promote a sustainable community that fosters growth and opportunity. My vision for challenging the current circumstances include but is not limited to the following:

  • Comprehensive planning to engage small businesses, efforts to streamline licensing and increase access to capital.

  • Create workshops to benefit the household, develop trade skills, increase financial literacy and raise awareness concerning resources for homeownership.

  • Lobbying for the abolishment of speed and red light cameras.

  • Research opportunities for advancing and increasing manufacturing

  • Expand business development opportunities

  • Development of our transportation infrastructure and logistic opportunities

  • Increase tourism and variety of entertainment

  • Invest in innovation and local business owners

 

Education

The current status of our education system needs addressing. Issues that need to be resolved within education range from lack of student morale and acceptable behavior to lack of vocational programs and technology in the public school system. My vision for challenging the current circumstances include but is not limited to the following:

  • Development of Art Programs (Formal & Performance) in order to spark creativity and imagination.

  • Increasing After-School Programs, Safety and Security in order to uplift student morale and decrease the amount of violence and poor behavior.

  • Investment in Vocational Education & Technology in order to provide the training, support and knowledge for a successful future.

  • Advocating for a range of local school choices.

 

Health and Human Services

Community demographics, public policies and the current funding patterns have affected our access to and quality of health and human services. The issues we currently face is in desperate need of attention. My vision for challenging the current circumstances include but is not limited to the following:   

  • Redirecting the current funding patterns to carve new paths, which provide for access to primary health care, health awareness workshops, nutrition awareness, community fitness events, and an increase in awareness pertaining to the importance of health and life insurance.

  • Attract new mental health professionals and facilities

  • Establish a new Trauma Center to service the community

  • Encourage the new businesses of dentistry, chiropractic practice...Etc