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As a leader with a track record of collaboration, I’m ready to address head-on our critical issues and bolster the businesses, innovators, volunteers, and neighbors who make Portland an incredible place to live.

It's our struggle, our choice, and our future. Right now parts of Portland are struggling while other areas are flourishing. Over the past few years, nearly all of Portland has become dramatically less affordable for workers and families.

But our challenges today can be building blocks for our future.

We can create a thriving city with wise investment in safety and infrastructure, sensible policies that make middle housing viable and support people out of addiction and homelessness, and improve our transportation system. 

Portlanders have no lack of creativity and great ideas. Let's collaborate with our communities, investing in solutions that truly work. Every Portlander deserves a city government that works for all.

As a city there’s a lot we can do.

Priorities

 

Clean up the city

Let not just clean up graffiti and broken windows, but go upstream to ensure all neighborhoods feel safe by bringing communities and police together and prosecute serious drug and property crimes that impact livability for everyone. When fentanyl and other hard drugs are cheap, available and tolerated our kids and our communities aren’t safe. 

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Help people with addiction and homelessness

Homelessness and drug addiction are symptoms of human suffering that impact livability across Portland. Let’s expand the Street Response Team, reopen sobering centers, and get serious about coordinating recovery housing and services, so we can help people off the streets for good.

We need leaders who can work with regional government and community partners to open shelters, villages, and solutions with enough beds in place for every Portlander who needs one.

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Build for sustainable future

Housing and transportation are key components of a thriving, sustainable city and must reflect the needs of our communities now and in the future.

Let’s eliminate inefficiencies to speed up permitting and build more middle and affordable housing, enabling workers like our teachers to afford living in Portland. We can also enforce existing regulations on short-term rentals, ensuring that full-time Airbnb rentals don’t remove housing units needed by Portlanders and contribute to rising prices.

Let’s open the Green Loop to sustainably link our city and increase visits to our many small business districts. As a bike commuter, I find this development an exciting enhancement to our bicycle infrastructure.

Let’s invest in repairs to pavement, bike safety, and lighting, while improving the flow of traffic, which is essential for the thriving of residents and businesses

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Connect people and government

Portlanders overwhelmingly voted for charter reform to establish community accountability for council members. We want city councilors who address our concerns in our communities. I’m committed to being accessible and accountable in our community, not just at city hall.

From safety to roads to housing, I will deliver on the promise of giving voice to the needs and aspirations of North and Northeast Portlanders, while collaborating to create a livable city for all Portlanders.

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