Every Niagara Falliens deserves to feel safe. Despite years of promises made, crime continues to spread and infect neighborhoods in our city. Some of our neighborhoods are overwhelmed with violence. Car-jacking and robberies have surged across our community in the city. I will be ready to lead on DAY ONE to make this city safe again.
No parent should be worried to let their children out at any time of the day.
As a resident of Niagara Falls, I know what you need, SSHH;
Infraction is the root of much of our city’s problems, due to a lack of money and un-employment. When unexpected events rises, many families leave the city in search of safer community. That drains our city of diversity and erodes our tax base. beacons of hope, community and safety. I want to make sure that taxes do not increase on working families to the middle class to compensate. It is a dead-end policy that is wrong and unfair. I will stop it.
There is a better way. I will be a Mayor who makes fighting crime our first priority. I fought injustice inside of every organizations I have joined. I have been called on to bind together communities that were torn apart by racially sensitive incidents with others. The policies I developed while in senior leadership positions in foreign countries, helped alleviate disputes to levels not seen in decades.
Providing physical and emotional safety for our residents, is my number one priority. I can promise that once you get to know me, you will see and feel my engagement , and concerns with your safety and the safety of our children and natural habitat.
I will be;
I want to stress that “safe” doesn’t have to imply “always comfortable.” Some of the very best community building involves real discomfort as people explore beliefs and perceptions, challenge assumptions and explore differences.
I am coming to you with a different approach. I need you to understand and know that our community members will see themselves reflected in the images, stories and examples I share about our city. You will see yourself featured and honored in all that you do.
Ask me how;
I have this philosophy. I wrote all of the contents on this website. If I can't do it, then no one else will. Do you ever wonder if you are ''heard'' or stop for a moment and deeply listen to what others are saying to you? Do you honor the lived experience of people in your community, and not try to talk over them, or tell them why their perceptions are not correct?
As your new Mayor and friend;
A true community is one where each person feels honored and valued as an equal member. Regardless of age, experience, income level, position of authority or background, each person is valued for what they bring to the group. The goal of building community is not to create a homogeneous group of people who all think and act the same, it is to create a diverse, stimulating, engaged group of people who are committed to solving problems together, in an environment of mutual respect.
As your new Mayor and true Friend, I will