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Platform

"Having been a Birmingham resident my entire life, I chose to become involved in civic activities to do my part to ensure the city remained a viable option for my own children to live and begin their own families. For over 10 years, I have worked for positive change throughout our city. I now feel it is time to take my voice to another level and seek elected office. I want to bring fresh ideas and positive solutions to Birmingham as City Councilor representing District 5. If elected, I wish to focus on crime reduction, neighborhood funding, and funding for Birmingham City Schools."
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Crime Reduction

One of my first initiatives as your city councilman is the proposal for crime reduction and safety implementation. Once in office, I want to organize a crime reduction plan for District 5 for each neighborhood. My office and I will work on a neighborhood plan and present it to the Mayor and fellow Council members.

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Neighborhood Funding

Another one of my leading goals for Birmingham is Neighborhood empowerment. I will work with all neighborhoods on a residential housing plan. I will also continue to advocate for neighborhood funding to be restored from $2,000 back to $5,000, while also promoting for equitable neighborhood services.

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School Funding

As District 5’s councilman, I would work diligently to restore funding to Birmingham City Schools. The school system received zero funding from the city of Birmingham in the 2020 budget and I will work with my District 5 School Board Representative on what they need. I also plan to advocate for for a board representative to be on the Council Education Committee. 

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