It is essential that we start to interject some vision but we do it responsibility. Working as a city employee, I have gotten accustomed to talking through the most pertinent issues and turning them into policy and real outcomes.
First 7 Days
Working with existing neighborhood leaders to create an action plan to address their immediate needs while longterm planning for the future.
Meet with all department heads and establish a biweekly meeting to focus on constituent concerns.
Picking up where the previous left off.
Work on existing ways to send information such as the newsletter and increase our social presence to poll and reach new audiences.
Modernize the way we do service at the ward office by working with IT and the City manager to create a responsive customer management system. This will allow us to see in real time the status of improvements throughout the Ward.
Keep staff on Continuum to end homelessness while consulting the Housing First Coordinator from the Department of Housing and Community Development.
Reestablished the Reducing Recidivism Coalition with the assistance of Council Member Fimbres and community stakeholders
Introduce the an administrative change for the Office of Equity. Create the position of Public Advocate within the Office of Equity to focus on a renters watchlist to protect some of our most vulnerable renters. This will be a partnership with the county after their recent decision to protect renters.
Work with fellow Council Members to establish a Public Health Positions within the City Managers office to address issues laid out through the participatory budgeting process 2020.
Work with the transportation department to see what it would take to do a bus rapid transit system that can partner with TUSD high schools and the University of Arizona to bring down costs for everyone.
Work with federal and state lobbyists to find funding for affordable housing development.
Work with Planning and Development Services to understand the permitting process and a plan to address long waiting times.
End of 100 day successes
Established Neighborhood leadership institute.
Mayor and City Manager working group on the Community Safety Pilot Program with Public Health Professionals.
Developer, Neighborhood Leadership, and nonprofit working group on affordable housing development.
Transportation working group to focus on improving multimodal experiences in Ward 6.
Established Reducing Recidivism Task Force with Mayor and city staff.