Livable Wages

In our city, many nurse assistants, teachers, barbers and bank tellers cannot afford to live in the city because most have been priced out of housing. This is a crisis! I will support an ordinance to create a livable wage that will make it easy for our hard-working residents to afford housing in Brooklyn Park. Our city’s workforce is in …

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Public Safety

The crime rate is at a 30-year low, but this doesn’t mean we should rest on our laurels. That is why as a city council member, I will propose plans to sustain the gains we have made in public safety by maintaining current funding levels for our police and increase funding at the fire department to address its chronic staff …

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Transit/Transportation

I support the Blue Line because I believe a comprehensive multi-modal public transit infrastructure will enhance the quality of life of residents of Brooklyn Park for future generations.  I will work with business leaders and concerned residents to engage county and federal officials to provide funds for public transportation, pedestrian pathways, and roads – to create a better transportation system and …

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Parks and Trails

I love Brooklyn Park, and know you do too.  As we grow, it’s most important to balance the impacts of growth with our desire to keep the parks in Brooklyn Park.  Few cities of our size have the parks and open spaces that we have.  Residents continue to tell me it’s imperative we protect, improve, and expand our recreational opportunities, especially in neighborhoods …

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Small Business Development

I will work with local business leaders to develop ways to support Brooklyn Park’s entrepreneurs and small businesses.  It will require a reexamination of regulations that stifle small business growth. The goal will be created a climate for creating jobs by shifting the focus to entrepreneurship, training, and access to capital. The council must nurture small businesses by creating an ecosystem …

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Affordable Housing

We have a housing crisis in Brooklyn Park. It is my pledge to work with the city, county, and state authorities, along with housing advocates to identify and provide resources to improve residential housing stocks in the city.  I am interested in how we leverage loans and tax increment financing to include different housing stocks. For the past decade, home ownership …

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Youth Engagement

I will focus on long-term youth engagement efforts, keeping at-risk youth busy with productive programs and activities; giving them an alternative to truancy and petty crimes. I will collaborate with community-based organizations and the faith community to design programs that will be at the center of efforts to promote civic activism and community service among young people in Brooklyn Park. …

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