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CRIME & SAFETY

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COVID-19 has not been the only pandemic that the people of New Orleans have been challenged by. Over the past year, there’s been a 63% increase in shootings and a 39% rise in homicides in our city. New Orleans East and the Lower Ninth Ward have been two places where crime has continuously deterred economic growth and kept our citizens living in fear. Our police are stretched thin, and with an average police response time of 73 minutes, the people of our city are in desperate need of relief. I will not stand idly by as rising levels of criminal activity continue to plague our neighborhoods. I am determined to meet with our police and community leaders to combat this rise in crime on day one.

 

What will I do to reduce crime levels in New Orleans District E?

I will work to make our district’s police budget more efficient in combatting crime in both the 7th and 5th districts. The city has a police force of around 1100 officers for the City of New Orleans, with between 75-85 in District E. We’re the physically largest district in terms of area in the city, and in my opinion, we need to do more to increase police presence and hire and properly train more police officers. We do not need tax increases to achieve this goal and as your next City Councilmember. I will also advocate for increased funding for the Orleans Parish Public Defenders.

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ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

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New Orleans is a 20th-century city in desperate need of modernization and investment. 

Perhaps the worst of the New Orleans Economy can be found right here, in District E, where people struggle to find businesses that meet their most basic needs, such as fresh produce, medicines, shopping, and entertainment. Much of our residents are forced to drive to other areas of the city, or even to neighboring parishes to meet their consumer needs. It’s time to start aggressively courting new economic opportunities, industries, and businesses here in New Orleans District E. I will work to bring in new businesses within our district, where people can work, shop, and thrive here in our own homes. New Orleans must become a city of the future by focusing on investment in technology infrastructure, environmental sustainability, and sectors of the future. The economic comeback of New Orleans can happen here within our district, and I will fight for every opportunity available to us.

 

I will support the community’s vision for economic development in our District and the opinions of our residents on the former Six Flags site, and unlike our current district leadership, I will ensure that our district is at the table when discussing issues like this.  I will also ask for the opinions of New Orleans District E residents when it comes to courting new companies and investments. 

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INFASTRUCTURE IMPROVEMENT

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Our district is falling apart at its seams. We are in desperate need of addressing issues such as lack of lighting throughout our district, roads with crater-sized potholes, crumbling bridges, water pipes laid in the early 1900s, blighted properties, and horrible bureaucracy in City Hall prohibiting us from rebuilding our beautiful New Orleans. I don’t know about you, but I’m tired of seeing failed leadership continue to allow our infrastructure to decay. I’ve worked in city hall before, and I know what it takes to enact real change on day one. As your next City Councilwoman, I will cut through the red tape to address the crumbling infrastructure of District E step by step. With your help and support, we will rebuild and rethink this district.

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QUALITY OF LIFE

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I believe that the neighborhoods in New Orleans District E are among the best in our city. Unfortunately, failed leadership has consistently left our communities to fight for themselves when it comes to things like fresh groceries and produce, recreational activities and public transporation. I will fight for improved quality of life from Lake Catherine to Venetian Isles. I will advocate for a New Orleans-based grocery chain to open in our district and advocate for improves public transit connection within our district.