Collaborate with residents and local business owners to identify and meet community needs.
Smart Public Safety
Racial and economic equity
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 the 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 benefits agreements and intentional, equity-focused analysis of development projects.