PRIORITIES

Priorities for District 3

To be available IN our District to address your concerns.

Protect our neighborhoods from gentrification.

Ensure developers work with the neighborhood where construction will take place, meeting community needs, protecting legacy tenants and businesses, and resulting in a successful project for all concerned.

Create more affordable housing, especially for families with children.

Charge developers impact fees for infrastructure, thereby reducing taxes for Seattle residents and businesses.

Provide on-demand drug rehabilitation, mental health and support services for those living on our streets, getting the homeless into permanent housing as soon as possible.

Create a home buying program for teachers, first responders, nurses, tradespeople and families who have traditionally been denied the opportunity to own a home.

Use my extensive knowledge of businesses in Seattle to create living-wage jobs.

Facilitate the creation of a community-owned and operated grocery store in the Central Area (New Seasons might serve the newcomers but not the existing neighborhood.)

Support the success of small businesses.

Always put the interests of Seattle residents before the interests of out-of-state/country corporations.