Candidate for District 6 of the Atlanta City Council
Click here for the full list of Atlanta City Council candidates.
What immediate actions can city council take to help tackle the violent crime happening in Atlanta?
â¢ Address recruitment, retention and public safety morale so that we can establish a sufficiently staffed service.
â¢ Invest in technology (video cameras, sensors, etc.) to help solve crimes
â¢ Expand arrest diversion strategies to help address the underlying causes leading to
â¢ Commit to funding training reform to rebuild the relationship between the law
law enforcement and citizens and strengthen community engagement in the fight
â¢ Support awareness campaigns to reduce the number of stolen weapons
Are you going to make affordable housing a priority in your tenure on council, and what steps do you need to take to ensure that the goal of 20,000 affordable housing units by 2026 is met?
â¢ Ensure a sustainable source of funding to invest in the construction and preservation of a
units, as well as helping residents stay in their homes
â¢ Identify city-owned land to contribute to affordable housing developments
â¢ Aggressively pursue and compete for housing tax credit projects
â¢ Continue to demand and monitor affordable unit requirements when a
funds are provided in a project
â¢ Explore strategic inclusion zoning applications, if applicable
Will transit on the Atlanta BeltLine corridor be a top priority and how will you work to speed it up?
â¢ Encourage stakeholders (city, state, federal) to accelerate the influence of BeltLine
the acquisition, both in the northwest section of the BeltLine and the various “pinches”
points’ along the corridors
â¢ Engage MARTA to review the current list of proposed projects and the delivery schedule
â¢ Review and appoint members of the MARTA Board of Directors for the City of Atlanta who share this priority.
â¢ Leverage the relationships of our city leaders and US senators to secure the gap
federal government funding
What can the council do as a priority to fight against climate change?
â¢ Continue to aggressively pursue the milestones set out in the city’s 100% clean energy plan and adequately fund support initiatives
â¢ Prioritize the expansion of facilities that support alternative modes of transportation (cycle paths, pedestrian options, public transit, etc.)
â¢ Increase investment in education and programs around recycling and green spaces, including tree canopy protection
What three issues specifically affecting your district that you plan to address while on council?
â¢ Reform and strengthen public security and reduce crime
â¢ Improve the infrastructure of our city (recover the Renew Atlanta and TSPLOST projects
on the right track !)
â¢ Improve the delivery of basic basic urban services