I’m running for city council to bring people together for a common purpose–to ensure this is a great city for all of us, not just some of us.
I am committed to a city that welcomes new residents and is a place our seniors want to stay; a city that is dynamic and diverse, where businesses invest and grow and we shop in our neighborhoods. I am working to build a city with great public places, where families can buy healthy food at a corner store and young people can safely walk and bike to school.
I envision a city that values our earth and environment, and understands that the healthy existence of each and every resident depends on our commitment to combating climate change.
I am dedicated to bring public and private leaders together to end disparities in education and employment based on race, reclaiming our city’s reputation as providing economic opportunity for all.
I envision a city where we are connected – within our neighborhoods, between North and South Minneapolis, and to the region. Where we re-open Nicollet at Lake Street, build a 21st century transit station at Lake and 35W, and can ride Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) to jobs downtown and throughout our region.
Local government is a place where creative change can happen if authentic partnerships exist between policy makers and the grassroots. I’m committed to partnership with you!
Green City Leadership
• Prepare for the next transportation generation: enhanced bus service and streetcars; increase investment and improvements for pedestrians and bicyclists
• Prioritize energy efficiency improvements for buildings, one of the most important actions to reduce greenhouse gases
• Support urban agriculture and healthy food availability in all neighborhoods
• Increase options for renewable energy like solar and wind, moving us toward energy independence
Reclaiming Economic Opportunity for All
• End race-based disparities in employment and education. The city must lead by example and work with private and non-profit partners to focus on results
• Grow job opportunities in key industry areas, including green industries and the arts
• Attract businesses to our neighborhoods and help them succeed
Building a Welcoming Community
• Ensure new residents and new Americans are welcomed to our communities; build understanding between residents of different races and cultures
• Support seniors who want to age in their homes; value the contributions of young people
• Ensure our city provides excellent and equitable basic services, maintains a solid financial foundation, and embraces a culture of continuous improvement and customer service
• Focus attention on problem properties; prioritize safe neighborhoods
• Champion efforts to end sex trafficking of children and young adults and increase youth violence prevention strategies
• Strengthen neighborhoods by keeping people in their homes and preventing foreclosure; support home improvement options and continueto increase affordable housing
Connect Our Neighborhoods
• Enhance development along Lake Street through the planned regional transit hub at 35W/Lake and by reopening Nicollet at Lake Street
• Encourage transit-oriented development along key corridors, including 38th Street, Nicollet, and Chicago