Strengthening Our Community
Sacramento has a tremendous quality of life. It is vital that this quality of life preserved in all of our neighborhoods. We need to continue celebrating our assets such as parks, farmers markets, community gardens, walkability and bikeablility while addressing the core issues we face like homelessness, public safety, and infrastructure repair and maintenance.
Improving Street and Pedestrian Safety
Sacramento has high walkability in its core neighborhoods, but it still rates 21st in most dangerous cities to be a pedestrian among large metropolitan areas. Sacramento has the worst rate of injuries and deaths due to alcohol-related crashes in the state. I am currently working to improve the connectivity of our streets for cyclists and pedestrians, making Sacramento more livable.
Protecting our Assets
The neighborhoods of our district are diverse, friendly and charming. City parks and other assets help maintain our livability, with 75% of Sacramentans within a 10 minute walk of a public park. We can ensure that our parks are maintained by partnering with volunteer groups to help maintain and clean our major parks. We have many seasonal and year-round farmers markets to choose from. And while the city has helped neighbors build community gardens throughout Sacramento, I believe that we should take it a step further, and work with the school district and community groups to build community gardens within 1000 feet of every school. By protecting and expanding upon these assets, we will continue to foster a sense of connection between neighbors, amongst young people, and strengthen our connection to our local food supply, enhancing residents’ health and strengthening our commitment to sustainability.
Working to Ensure Public Safety
A safe city is a successful city. I am committed to protecting our basic health, safety, and welfare. I am working to ensure that every street has working streets lights throughout the grid, that there is a reduction in crime, a reduction in the number homeless on our streets by increasing shelter beds, affordable housing, and more incentive for the private sector to invest in a better continuum of care.