DISTRICT D ISSUES

"We need to create more living-wage jobs, improve our schools, and make public safety - especially getting guns off the streets, a top priority. With nearly a decade of government experience, I know what it takes to find solutions, navigate the complicated governmental agencies, and get things done."
EDUCATORS NOT ONLY EDUCATE, THEY SOLVE ISSUES AS WELL
FISCAL RESPONSIBILITY & ACCOUNTABILITY  

I am running for Council to fix our city budget and to help make things better and safer for all the families, entrepreneurs and businesses of our entire city.

Fixing the city's General Fund budget is bigger than both pension reform and pay parity.

Fixing the city budget starts with prioritization and transparency.

As Council-Member my first priority will be fiscal responsibility and accountability to ensure that we properly fund public safety and quality of life services from police protection and firefighters to timely picking up the trash and recycling in our neighborhoods to maintaining and improving our parks and modernizing our library services to give all our children and young people as well as all Houstonians citywide digital access to knowledge in all forms.

INNOVATING MASS TRANSIT

As Council-Member, I will work with Metro to not just build a more modern and comprehensive city and regional public transportation system, but to also better rebuild city roads and to partner with the city, county and TxDOT to better coordinate road and flood control construction projects.

Improving our transportation system and better protecting our city and region against flooding should not increase your frustration, commute or congestion.

AFFORDABLE HOUSING 

Building a better city must include input from our civic clubs and Super-Neighborhood Councils to help reduce crime, mitigate against gentrification and find long term solutions to help the homeless in our city and ensure that Houston remains an affordable city for working-class Houstonians and the long-time residents of our Inner-Loop Neighborhoods, especially our senior citizens.

As Council-Member, I will work to help our senior citizens and their families to repair and hold on to their homes. Homeownership is not just a source of shelter, it is also a source of generational wealth for many Houstonians.

SERVING ALL HOUSTONIANS 


If our city is to have the revenue it needs to pay for city services and fairly compensate all city employees, including our municipal employees, we must hold on to and attract more homeowners, businesses (both small and large) and attract more tourists to our city to collect more in sales taxes.

We can do these things with focused leadership.

As Council-Member, I will work with the Mayor and Council to use technology to improve police protection, fight gang violence and to empower all Houstonians to be a part of the solution. Technology is good to sometimes deter and document crime but to really prevent crime I want to engage community partners and wrap-around services to provide the human touch to discourage gang participation. I want to provide access to education and jobs as incentives to getting out of gangs and to deter participation in criminal activity. Statistics prove that people who have jobs are less likely to commit crimes We started with 911, then added 311, we will take technology-based security to the next level and put neighborhood watch on your smartphones and tablets

CREATING A SMART HOUSTON FOR THE NEXT GENERATION 

We are going to create a high tech security Next Door type app in Houston. You will not only be able to write about what happened, you will be able to see in real-time what is happening in the streets of your neighborhoods and to help prevent crimes in real-time also whether you are at home, at work or just out and about. This is already available to individual homeowners from private companies. As your Councilmember, I will work with our civic clubs to help bring this app to District D.

I am running for Council to fix things. To meet head-on and solve the big problems and challenges facing our city right now to make Houston better in the present for our children and grandchildren and their future.

There will be people who say that we can't fix things in Houston. I am not one of those people.

Anyone who can only see the problems and can only give you slogans should not be the next District D Council-Member.

I am personally asking you for your vote, support and prayers to be our District D Council-Member.