The 5th District is an amazing place to live, work and play - but there is still so much progress to be made for our schools, access to quality housing, public transportation and infrastructure, our public safety processes, and so many other facets of city government. I’ve spent this past year getting to work on these issues, and I look forward to continuing to make real progress together.
Trust and Transparency
Working to promote greater transparency and trust in city government means holding the city accountable for its promises, asking tough questions, and measuring our success against what has made a true and tangible impact for city residents. We need to renew our commitment to engaging with people first, before decisions are made.
We need to ensure that city dollars are spent wisely and that Richmond is getting its fair share out of the Virginia budget. Raising taxes and increasing the cost of living for Richmonders cannot and should not be the fix to all that ails us. We have to be strategic and make sure we continue to create efficiencies on the local level while also pushing for policies on the state level that will bring resources back home and leave Richmond in a better place for future generations.
I live four blocks away from Carter Jones park where the Dickson family tragically lost their daughter to crossfire. Gun violence is a lived reality for so many in our community. We need to fully support measures to prevent and decrease gun violence, particularly in trauma-impacted communities.
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