Public Safety: Create a city-wide initiative that aims to prevent gun violence, domestic violence and youth violence by engaging the community. I will focus on building infrastructure to deal with the problem long term. Physical, mental and social health often determine behavioral outcomes, so the initiative will address the needs of all 52 neighborhoods. I am confident that understanding and providing support for the needs of each neighborhood will reduce violence.
Youth Engagement in Collective Impact Initiatives
Youth Advisory Board (aged 14-24): This is an avenue for young people to learn and take on the roles and responsibilities of leadership. These groups give young people an opportunity to work together to support high-quality youth programs, youth organizations, and youth policy. I plan on empowering and giving autonomy to young people by equipping them with tools to design, lead and work in their communities.
Support Youth Programming: Creating a collaborative effort to track all of the programs that are being provided for the youth. Then creating a portal that will be accessible to the public. The collaborative would outline gaps in the community that need to serve the youth and their families. Then address accountability in the community for families, youth, and collaborative partners. Making it a priority for Cincinnati to provide more funding to youth-based programs.
Affordable Housing: I aim to stabilize and strengthen neighborhoods by creating affordable housing. Cincinnati has the opportunity to transform publicly owned vacant land and buildings into community assets. I will bring together neighborhood residents, businesses, and advocates to design plans for equitable and inclusive local development to revitalize the city. Establishing and modernizing local zoning and land use regulations so builders and developers can produce more housing at a lower cost. Design low-cost innovative homes through an eco-friendly design, potentially container homes, accessory dwellings, and etc. Address slumlords in Cincinnati and prevent them from buying more property.