My Priorities for Minneapolis

Equity, inclusion, and respect are the values that are guiding my campaign.

Our community is an amazing place to live. I want to make sure that everyone is welcome here and people of any age and income can afford to live in our neighborhoods. I believe Ward 13 needs a progressive leader who can bring people together to achieve results. 

My priorities include the following:

To make Ward 13 a livable place for everyone by:

  • Improving pedestrian safety and making our streets and walkways safe for all with funding for safety improvements.

  • Fostering smart and right-sized development in the Ward to ensure we have housing for all and spaces for local businesses.

  • Proactively advocating for small businesses as they navigate City processes and supporting the Small Business Office to make it easier to run a business in our city.

  • Advocating along with neighbors to make sure airplane departure routes do not become superhighways over our neighborhoods.

  • Building support for stormwater infrastructure to alleviate the impact of severe storms in our flood prone areas.

To ensure your voice is heard by:

  • Responding to your questions and requests promptly and being regularly available in the ward.

  • Proactively working with local organizations to support neighborhood priorities and helping residents accomplish them.

  • Being at the table and working with stakeholders to find meaningful solutions to challenging and contentious issues such as local housing, zoning, transportation infrastructure, and business development.

  • Making decisions that significantly impact residents in collaboration with residents.

To make Ward 13 a livable place for everyone by:

  • Saying no to public subsidies for sports stadiums.

  • Funding affordable housing, especially for young families and for seniors, in every neighborhood in the city.

  • Demanding transparent and sustainable funding for infrastructure investments like the 20 year commitment to streets and neighborhood parks before giving support.

  • Collaborating with our legislative delegation on regional and state priorities.

  • Supporting participatory budgeting and improving ease of access to funding for neighborhood organizations and other community engagement tools.

Close gaps and support all of our neighbors by:

  • Increasing the minimum wage to $15 an hour.

  • Ensuring there is affordable housing in every neighborhood, including for families and seniors, preserving existing affordable housing, and supporting new policies like inclusionary zoning.

  • Strengthening our status as a sanctuary city.

  • Improving how residents of color are treated by supporting additional reforms within the Police Department.

Take action now to protect our environment for the future by:

  • Taking stronger action toward zero waste including reviewing waste policies for commercial businesses and multi-family buildings to support recycling and composting.

  • Strengthening energy efficiency and green requirements for new buildings and move from demolition to reuse of building materials.

  • Supporting direct transit routes, Safe Routes to School, car sharing and other policies that encourage non-motorized transportation.

  • Truly supporting the Clean Energy Partnership with sustainable and full staffing and championing other local action to fight climate change.