I'll make it easier for small businesses to get started and feel supported with grants and proactive business assistance, especially during natural disasters. I'll help ease administrative, language. and affordability barriers. I'll empower local entrepreneurs and create incubators for startups, micro-businesses and home-based businesses. I want to see small businesses with variety, creativity and diversity shine through, which will be an absolute magnet for consumers, job-seekers and larger businesses. I'll promote small businesses that help us sustain our daily lives and provide accessible services.
Reducing the police department's ability to scale their resources to threats would put our community's public safety at risk. Instead, I believe we should hold them accountable for allocating a portion of their funds towards 1) auxiliary resources for de-escalation and non-lethal solutions and 2) rigorous mental health screenings as part of their recruit and retain processes.
School Resource Officers play a vital role for ensuring safety and crime prevention in schools. I believe elementary schools should have at least one and help to secure their funding. These resources are needed for addressing bullying, mitigating campus threats, and drug prevention. I see this role as someone who encourages student participation, perhaps creating taskforces, to promote bully and drug-free environments. I also see SROs networking with Community Services Officers to provide enhanced neighborhood safety.
No. I believe it should be relocated to or near the old mall site. I want neighborhoods that have pedestrian and bike-friendly access to businesses and services that help enrich their social well-being. The businesses currently in that location had this in mind so we ought to support them to the best of our ability and build in that area with this neighborhood-centric frame of mind. A hospital, especially of that size and technology, would cause irreparable changes to the environment in that area. Telecommunication equipment and inbound and outbound transportation, for example, may cause irreversible health, traffic and wildlife impacts. Supporters of the project need to help our city by 1) placing small businesses near neighborhoods that help them thrive and maintain a sense of community and 2) building larger businesses in an area that helps promotes industries. We have think to beyond single projects and start thinking at the neighborhood and city identity levels. Relocating the CNU hospital would be the first step towards this right direction.
I worry for those who think gambling is the solution to financial challenges. While I support improving the economic conditions of tribal communities, I'm not lost on the potential negative socioeconomic effects of casinos. If it's approved to move forward, I'll push to build non-gambling entertainment options around that area, and promote low-cost/free amenities for the purpose of focusing and strengthening the social fabric of our community, especially for our seniors, disabled and working youth.
We have to consider the science when it comes to high-frequency telecommunication technology and its impact on our health. I'll push to prevent 5g deployment near residential areas, keeping the broadcasting range at least 1200 feet away from homes and playgrounds. As for our internet services infrastructure, I believe we need for our local internet services businesses to modernize our city to meet our needs for city-wide emergency, rising telework force, and education. I'll push for our local telecom/cable companies to collaborate and build a DAS-connected fiber-optic and wireless network dedicated to schools, remote workers, and emergency services.
The list is long, but definitely food, art, and music. We need to have these kinds of events weekly. I'll promote cooking competitions, farm to fork events, and craft shows. I'll also promote weekly food and craft events for micro-businesses. I'm a big fan of cars so car shows would be on the list, too. And how about marathons and a yearly celebration of our city? Let's get our fitness on. We have to do fun things that acknowledge and respect our city's history and our health, too. Got more ideas? Let me know!
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