Housing is undeniably a human right. I believe in stabilizing rent for all renters, building more affordable housing units, and providing property tax credit and incentives to homeowners. Our current housing crisis can be alleviated with responsible leadership that elevates the voices of those most impacted by the multi-billion dollar development in our community.
Renters make-up 65.3% of the community. More than half of our community should not be held on the hook for the increase of rent and higher property taxes because of incoming developers and investors. In addition to prioritizing tenant rights and tackling the housing crisis, I commit to:
Education is the tool that I’ve used to break generational poverty and fuel my life-work of service. As a Youth Counselor, I understand the power of mentorship, mental health and increasing access for our community. I believe a strong partnership with our school district is a non-negotiable – we must work in alignment to support our school district. I will uphold Responsible Community Development values by ensuring new development contracts include, “Community Benefit Agreements”, that will invest millions in:
I believe reducing crime requires a community-based, restorative justice framework that ensures the community is at the table, at each step of the way. We must approach crime-reduction by addressing the root of the problem: increasing access to resources, recreational activities and enrichment programs outside of school hours. As opposed to reacting to crime, we must invest in prevention strategies:
Our democracy was founded on free speech, dialogue and progressive thinking. Our city government functions with a top-down strategy, decisions coming from the top. I am a public servant and believe a city should be run by the people, for the people: from the working class, immigrants, first-generation homeowners, college graduates to seniors who’ve called Inglewood home for over 50 years. “Through transparency trust is built”:
I believe in the importance of small businesses. It is my understanding that small businesses keep the city functioning when large corporations and investors turn away. Small businesses have continued to exemplify the heartbeat of our city and country.
I believe in providing our residents with opportunities to become entrepreneurs, providing workforce training and placement for higher paying jobs, and ensuring jobs from developments prioritize our community members. As such, I commit to:
When the last tree has been cut down, the last fish caught, the last river poisoned, only then will we realize that one cannot eat money. Our environment has played a major factor in our current day health issues. Making Inglewood a greener city allows for our children to have a brighter future and residents increase in wellness.
Potholes and crack streets can cause vehicle damage if continuously driven over time. Uneven and rising sidewalks can also increase the probable rate of someone falling and becoming injured and suing the city. Our street and sidewalk issues could be rectified by simple active assessment and maintenance.