Generate Community Wealth

Wealth goes far beyond household income. Wealth is self-worth, identified at the individual, familial, community, and sovereign levels. We must not only recognize valuable community institutions, but invest in them. When there was a movement to close North High School, I was an intransigent opponent. As a member of the community, I stood with teachers, students, families, and alumni, knowing the school's value outweighed its financial cost. Saving North High was invigorating! Over the last four years, North has increased its graduation rate 37.4 percent. Last year, North High Boy's won the state basketball tournament; they earned a #1 seed in the 2017 tournament, as well.

 

Action

  1. Effectively implement a citywide $15 minimum wage (no tip penalty)
  2. Absolutely oppose preemption
  3. Incentivize light commercial spaces in neighborhoods

 

On Neighborhood Commercial Spaces

Light commercial spaces will provide local businesses with greater advantages to thrive. Small storefronts promote foot traffic, shift neighborhood culture, and improve public safety. Further, we should incentivize neighborhood entrepreneurs to maintain institutions that highlight the cultural diversity throughout our city.