Your Priorities are My Priorities:
and that's why I'm running for my second full term! Mark your calendars to vote on March 5th, 2019.
COMPTON TRAFFIC CALMING
After a robust community engagement process backed by speed, crash, and vehicle counts, we implemented a comprehensive traffic calming plan along South Compton Avenue by using best practices to create crosswalks and bumpouts simulated by concrete spheres designed by a local artist. The project has received some criticism, but mostly accolades from traffic engineers, as well as cyclist and pedestrian friendly organizations. We are currently in the process of collecting data on the efficacy of the project and will be able to determine whether it makes sense to find federal matching dollars or other pools of money to implement more costly and permanent improvements along this former speedway for motorists.
ADDRESSING VACANT PROPERTY OWNERS
Working in partnership with Problem Properties and the Building Commissioner, I was able to pass an ordinance to add unpaid citation fines to a property owner's annual real estate tax bill. There was previously no mechanism for collection, nor could the city use the property tax bill for enforcement. It is expected this program will generate over $100,000 in revenue with an increase each year.
CLINTON PEABODY RECOVERY FUND
The Clinton Peabody neighborhood faced a catastrophic pest infestation through no fault of their own this year. Many of their household items were destroyed and the financial implications of paying to replace items was weighing heavily on many residents. Thanks to the support of the community, I was able to raise $15,000 to buy mattresses, box springs, clothing, and more to help ease the stress on some of our most vulnerable neighbors.
This year the ward has seen over 60 million dollars in rehab and new construction projects including market rate and affordable housing, new and expanding busineses, and current residents upgrading their homes. We are incredibly fortunate to live in an area of the city seeing such exciting economic activity.
We accomplished these things, and so much more together this year and we have more work to do. I am facing a contested primary on March 5th and I need your help to continue our incredible progress, and to make sure some of our most problematic city-wide challenges are the focus of upcoming legislation. With more progressive thinkers at the Board now than ever before, we are poised to make some impactful and meaningful changes this coming session.
Many thanks for your continued support. It is an honor to represent you at City Hall. As always, please keep me posted if I may be of service to you.