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Being of service to my District 2 residents is my number one priority. Whether it's elevating Milwood residents' concerns about the improvements to the Airport, working with multiple jurisdictions to address the flooding in downtown Kalamazoo on Stockbridge and Crosstown, or balancing the budget, I have been there for District 2. A lot has changed since my appointment. Our community is struggling with the economic and social impact of COVID-19. The current and historical friction between law enforcement and Kalamazoo's Black communities continues to impassion our collective consciousness, while young Black men and women are robbed of their lives.
Now is the time for hard-nosed focus, clearheaded, and tested leadership. I will work to rebuild and stabilize the tax base that has been decimated by the pandemic, work to improve affordable housing stock in the City of Kalamazoo and continue my efforts to address the flooding. A flooded house anywhere in Kalamazoo is a public health risk.
As District 2 County Commissioner, I will continue to speak up on your behalf, raising your voices and your concerns so that together, we will make Kalamazoo an even better place to live.
COVID-19 ECONOMIC RECOVERY
Improve and maintain homeownership
Support small businesses
Put people back to work
INCREASE ACCESS TO AFFORDABLE HOUSING
Invest in middle and low income families
Create financially resilient families
DEVELOP LONG-TERM SOLUTION TO FLOODING
Manage 30% increase in annual rainfall
Ensure no homes are affected
Manage with openness and transparency