Strongly continue encourage community residents (ALL AGES), clergy and businesses to work together to create a plan to combat violence. Will hold regular community meeting. Maintain and expand the ‘Street Workers’ Program.
I intend to reduce gun violence one street at a time through crime watch groups, a hotline and consistent communication with youth. I will work with police and community residents to gather information regarding the distribution of guns. Dialog will be my major tool to reduce gun violence. The entire community has to be at the table.
I will establish several community councils targeting specific groups. These groups will be Youth, Seniors, Public Safety, Community Business, and Education. Each group will have set expections and have a respresentative to sit on the 'District 7 Community Council. Together we will formulate Community priorities that I will present to the Mayor and City Council.