Building Community: In 2019, this district’s special election was determined with less than 3,000 votes. Voter apathy and community engagement has been lost in this District because there is a disconnect between City Hall and community. We need to support neighborhoods and empower residents to participate in the process of improving our city; civic engagement is critical to a healthy democracy.
Housing & Homelessness: Invest additional resources to community-led priorities that create more stable and resilient households. We have large concentrations of those experiencing homelessness, with a 7% increase in 2020 per our City’s homeless count. Sadly, these figures are expected to rise. By strengthening critical response systems, fostering education connections, and bolstering rapid re-housing opportunities, we can mitigate the impact of homelessness.