As your City Council Representative for District 2, I will focus on these core issues. This list is simply a start, and can only be implemented with significant civic engagement. I hope you will reach out to me directly with your concerns about your neighborhood and your city.
Prioritize local growth
- Support community-based, incremental development woven into the urban fabric of our neighborhood
- Create zoning that allows a mixture of housing that allows for a variety of people at all stages in life – not just single family or large multi-family, but “missing middle”
- Strengthen our independent and small business owners by cutting through the red tape of permitting and providing public investments to help them thrive
Invest in transportation options that work
- Build up the infrastructure that allows people to reduce car trips and choose multiple options for moving around the city
- Create a comprehensive parking management system that works for both local businesses and residents and serves as a dedicated funding source for sidewalks
- Develop a Department of Transportation at the City that allows for strategic and comprehensive thinking about how we move around the city
- Require that all new transportation options be directly linked to land use so modes are not developed in isolation
Strengthen our neighborhoods
- Increase transparency and effective communication and engagement from the city
- Update the NPU system to serve as a true voice for residents and strengthen its connection to the Department of City Planning
- Partner with and support our Atlanta Public Schools’ ability to think long-term about growth as our population soars
- Improve our safety by filling the 2000 police officer positions for which we budgeted; reduce attrition by raising salaries; support community policing by creating more zones and beats so officers have less to cover
- Grassroots advocate focused on neighborhoods and communities working together with the city.
- Nonprofit expert with a deep knowledge of the issues our city faces as well as an understanding of the significant role nonprofits and city government can play.
- Communications professional eager to make city government more accessible and engaging.