Read Her Plans For Jamestown

 

Households in Jamestown, NY have a median annual income of $31,595. The average age for residents is 37 years old.  The poverty rate in city of Jamestown is 31.4%. The largest demographics living in poverty are Women (ages 25 to 34), followed by Women (ages 35 to 44).  35.9% of Jamestown residents with health insurance receive Medicaid. 5.42% of residents do not have health insurance.

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1.   THE POWER OF PROACTIVE:

• Propose and launch a robust public education campaign, that targets against disinformation regarding the COVID-19 pandemic and national/local political matters
• Revise antiquated policies to promote equity and fairness

• Amend existing housing codes
• Propose new, aggressive code enforcement that seizes rental property from repeat-offender slumlords
• Propose new regulations for City farming/gardening to promote sustainable living
• Propose an additional Code of Ethics policy for all City Council members, which includes social media guidelines
• Pursue grant writers to find additional funding for Crime Prevention initiatives
• Discuss a Harm Reduction strategy with the Chief of Police for residents with drug use disorders
• Modernize all City code to establish a City built for the 21st Century 


2.   CITY BUDGET AND FISCAL RESPONSIBILITY:

• Capture ALL City revenues and expenditures
• End any unnecessary spending from the City’s budget
• Conduct a budget analysis to determine if budget reallocations are necessary
• Invent creative ways to invigorate City revenue without relying on employee layoffs or cutting important expenses
• Secure new sponsorship for City events to provide community entertainment without excessive spending 


3.   TRANSPARENCY OF CITY GOVERNMENT:

• Overhaul City Council’s social media presence - new platforms will provide updates, resources, and easy contact with Council members
• Increase public input by publishing online surveys and questionnaires
• Host virtual Town Halls to answer residents’ questions and encourage feedback
• Offer a City-wide newsletter - residents can sign-up (via email) to receive monthly briefings of Council actions and deliberations 


4.   BUILDING A BETTER JAMESTOWN:

• Identify solutions to simplify the City’s recycling plan
• Improve public transportation by updating infrastructure and pushing for a new City bus initiative
• Explore Pilot Programs that will lower residential tax rates for homeowners
• Plan new community events to honor Black History Month, Hispanic Heritage Month, and LGBTQ+ Pride Month
• Work with local Labor Unions and Jamestown High School to help young people pursue trade jobs
• Increase Sign Language interpreters (and Closed Captioning) for all virtual City Hall broadcasts
• Ensure all local government resources are available in English and Spanish