OUR WARD 6 PRIORITIES

Building Collectively 

Public Safety and Accountability


• Expand our mental-health unit;


• Explore new and effective officer training with emphasis on de-escalation, and use-of-force regulations;


• Instate new and effective diversity and cultural awareness programs;


• Advocate for the enactment and enforcement of a No Tolerance Policy for racism and abuse of authority and holding those 100% accountable when a policy violation occurs;


• Advocate for Professional Liability Insurance for all active officers; and


• Embrace decriminalization policies  

Housing and Equitable Development/Land Use


•Abolish the trash program in its entirety;


 •Establish a development (non-gentrifying) policy that is considerate and conscious of the actual and existing community; 

 
• Uplift policies that protects the homeless, disabled, POC, Immigrant, Elderly and other At-Risk communities with regards to housing development;


• Embrace Section 8 home ownership programs;


• Prioritizing mixed use development; and


• Establish better zoning methods that encourage the development of the various levels of affordable housing that the market is demanding such as artist lofts.

Education Advocacy


• Advocate that every child under the age of 5 should receive complimentary childcare until every child under the age of 5 receives free pre-school;


• Fight to expand recreational and library use hours;


• Advocate beyond academics: we must educate the whole child;


• Embrace restorative practices where possible;


• Ensure clean, healthy and energy efficient buildings;


• Quality education for all- equity and inclusion;


• Committed to fully funding schools; and


• Create a POC scholarship fund for those interested in building and trade fields

Environmental Advocacy


• Do away with the use of plastic bags in retails stores city-wide;


• Protect and preserve our prized natural resources - green space, parkland and waterways; and


• Instituting a Green Community Policy throughout the city including rooftop and green spaces and a city-wide pollinator initiative with special consideration for "problem areas," open green spaces and vacant lots

Renters Equity & Reform


• Advocate for rent control, rent stabilization and renter's rights;


• "Ban the box" on rental applications for single family rentals;


• Work with policy groups advocating city wide landlord/management company conduct and code enforcement;


• Subsidized housing preservation;


• Advocate for renters to have first-right-of-refusal to purchase buildings/rental units should property owners want to sell as well as rent-to-own and cooperative opportunities; and


• Explore managed rent/value ratios (rent increases / amenity upgrades)

 Stimulate an Equitable, Inclusive and Thriving Business Community


  • Advocate for free fares for all residents under the age of 16 enrolled in school;


• Advocate to expand routes and frequency on the East Side;


• Advocate for upgraded and climate-considerate transit facilities; and


• Make the city of St. Paul more wheelchair friendly  

 Stimulate an Equitable, Inclusive and Thriving Business Community


• Advocate for the encouragement of and investment in indigenous, people of color (POC), immigrant and women owned businesses on the East Side;


• Advocate for the development of mechanisms that incentivize a true commitment to diversity and inclusion in the workplace;


• Advocate for zoning & licensing relief for local businesses paying special attention to POC, Immigrant and Women owned businesses and those that employ with a commitment to equity and inclusion; and


• Create and incentivize a safer, more beautiful and exciting East Side business environment that stimulates growth, attracts positive attention and offers results  


• Create and incentivize a safer, more beautiful and exciting East Side business environment that stimulates growth, attracts positive attention and offers results