INCLUSIVE AND EQUITABLE 8TH WARD

  • Collaborate with residents and local business owners to identify and meet community needs.
  • Connect community members and local business owners to collaborate and meet community needs.
  • Support small businesses & local startups investing in our community and promoting equitable development and innovation.
  • Find creative solutions to promote affordable, inclusionary housing with the cost of living rising in our Ward.

SMART PUBLIC SAFETY

  • Address the root causes of criminal activity such as poverty and a lack of access to community, educational and other social/environmental resources.
  • Tackle substance abuse in our community as a public health issue.
  • Utilize social workers and mental health professionals to address safety issues stemming from mental health, as well as a first line of intervention with nuisance properties.

RACIAL AND ECONOMIC EQUITY

  • Implement and support neighborhood-based calls to action of the Ferguson Commission Report.
  • Empower women, immigrants, and persons of color in starting business and community projects in the Ward.
  • Ensure economic development is benefitting ALL 8th Ward residents through community benefit agreements and intentional, equity-focused analysis of development projects.