Like so many District 7 residents, I have personally been impacted by the trauma and cycles of senseless violence. The safety of our community requires a robust strategy. We need to address the triggers and root causes of crime such as poverty, mental illness, joblessness, and substance abuse. As your City Councilmember, I will work tirelessly to:
- Increase funding for violence prevention, intervention and healing programs. Including, funding violence interrupters trained to outreach and mediate potential conflict in our community.
- Work with city leaders, community members and the Oakland Police Department to ensure diverse representation in our community, with transparency, accountability, equitable protocols, practices and constitutional policing enforced
- Advocate to redirect more funds from the county and state agencies to partner with Oakland to fund workforce development and community service programs