There’s no reason that people need to visit the general hospital for everyday medical needs like stitches or flu shots. Every community needs greater access to clinics or smaller hospitals that can serve families, children, and community members in a timelier and cost-effective manner.
We can accomplish this by facilitating partnerships between the public and private sectors.
We deserve to have a green modern city that’s a pleasure to live in.
Better roads and sidewalks. We’ll work with community associations to proactively fix roads and sidewalks.
More parks and greenery. During the pandemic, we saw just how crucial public parks are to our community. We’ll work hard to upgrade parks and plant more greenery.
A cleaner Queens. We’ll work to enforce public garbage dumping laws and illegal littering.
Stronger infrastructure that combats global warming. A city can’t thrive without the proper infrastructure in place. We’ll upgrade our aged and failing sewer system to address Flood Zone issues, fight to maintain our wetlands, and provide dedicated renewable energy services, including green roofs.
The health of any community revolves around its small to medium-sized businesses. COVID-19 has devastated our small businesses, and our communities are dying because of it.
We need to revitalize our communities by supporting our local small businesses and new entrepreneurs with pragmatic fiscal policy.
Long-term low interest loans. Businesses need working capital to pay employees and purchase supplies so they can stay in business.
Temporary rent amnesty. Communities need to be flexible and help each other. Landlords, renters, and businesses form a symbiotic economy in which everyone benefits from relief.
Deferred tax payments. A win-win situation for property owners and small business owners. Letting them pay later helps them stay in business instead of going bankrupt.
Support and services for businesses. We’ll make sure businesses get the help they need.
Money doesn’t grow on trees. You and I know that. City Hall doesn’t. The city’s not just bankrupt. It’s in the hole. If you elect me to be your councilman, I’ll work to fix a broken system and increase accountability for the city’s spending. That way our tax dollars are going where they should.
You’re not the only one who’s noticed that Queens has seen a sharp rise in violent crimes. Shootings are up 100%.
We’ll get guns off the streets. We’ll immediately reinstate and expand the NYPD’s Anti-Crime Unit, whose hardworking officers help keep guns off our streets today.
Progressive criminal justice reform. The criminal justice needs to serve the needs of victims, perpetrators, and the communities they reside in. We’ll restore the dignity and privacy to victims and their families that Bail Reform has taken away. We’ll also fight for keeping jails out of our backyards, while making sure that the incarcerated will receive comprehensive services leading to higher success rates.
Well-respected police in the community. We used to have beat cops who knew the people they were sworn to protect. We’re going to facilitate the building of a police department that’s respected by the community it serves.
The MTA and its system of buses and subway trains don’t serve the people as it should. We need the right leadership in place to fight for better.
- Smarter routes. We’ll fight for routes that make sense.
- Faster, more frequent service. With intelligently placed stops and boarding from the front and back, buses can run more frequently and get moving faster.
Our children are suffering from the political games that are being played.
Let’s give back control to local school boards and communities. Let’s raise—not lower—academic standards. Let’s improve our children’s futures by reducing class sizes and increasing more one-on-one teacher to student time. We plan on maintaining SHSAT testing and expanding advanced classes to all schools. We’ll also provide after school programs and more sports programs for every child.
On day one, I’ll work to make dedicated services available for the CDPAP program while expanding its options. We’ll make the process for home care easier on everyone and continue to strengthen Medicare programs for seniors and our most medically vulnerable individuals with disabilities. We’ll also make sure that seniors have access to these services by improving transportation options.
The current property tax system is full of inefficiencies and inequities, not to mention the loopholes that enable the city to use it to its advantage. It’s time to make a property tax system that makes sense and serves the community.