RUNOFF ELECTION! EARLY VOTE: MAY 24 - JUNE 1. ELECTION DAY: SATURDAY, JUNE 5
As many of us know, District 3 pays too much for high-speed internet access. Having reliable affordable Internet access is a lifeline. Digital inclusion for all District 3 residents means better access to education, job opportunities, and results in upward mobility. As Councilwoman, one of my top priorities will be focused on bringing Internet costs down, and policy and funding priorities that’ll result in internet access for all. One solution to this issue is to put a priority on implementing broadband infrastructure into our neighborhoods.
The Pandemic took a great toll on so many resident’s work life. Many of us were furloughed, including myself. As we continue to fight through this pandemic together, it is important that we focus on getting our community back on track with good-paying jobs. As councilwoman, I will focus on continuing and improving our back-to-work program and providing job fairs at different times and locations so our residents can network and move up in their careers.
Now that we spend so much time at home, we need to ensure that our families are not in hostile homes. When we address domestic violence, we're talking about violence in the home and violence against women. We need to ensure that law enforcement continues to get the training and support needed to address domestic violence calls. Also, making sure city services that work directly with children are properly trained to see the signs of domestic violence.
Older adults deserve to age in place with dignity. As councilwoman, I would make sure programs for seniors are fully funded, and that we pick up the pace on bringing seniors out of social isolation. We can do this from day one by expanding affordable internet access. I have ample experience with teaching seniors how to connect with technology as a trainer at Senior Planet.