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CITY COUNCIL - Flint (Ward 6)

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If elected, what agenda items would you work to address for the people in your ward?

If elected, what steps would you take to enhance public services/safety in your ward?

What means would you propose to expand the business community in Flint?

City/Town Flint, MI
Education BSW; 2011 MPA; 2014
Community Involvement Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, INC Treasurer Well of Hope Neighborhood Small Grants Committee, Community Foundation of Greater Flint Selection Committee, Priority Children Selection Committee, Habitat for Humanity Member, Genesee County Democratic Party
Campaign Message "Chia for Change"
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City/Town 2268 Nolen Drive Flint, Michigan 48504
Education MA, Counseling - Liberty University, BA, Sociology - University of Michigan
Experience Three years serving on City council. 20 years serving in management/administrative employment
Community Involvement Past Executive Director of Flint Communities First, Founder- Flint Neighborhood Roundtable, Past President - Sam Duncan Memorial Scholarship Fund, Board Member- Flint Community Schools Classroom Support Fund.
Endorsements NA
Campaign Message A community is what it accepts.
I would continue to be engaged with securing a future water source for Flint. Also, I will continue to address issues of blight. I would continue to review and advocate for changing Emergency Manager Ordinances that negatively impact Flint. Secure/set aside $750,000.00 from a $25,000,000.00 grant from the state to assist residents with high water bills.
Enhancing public services/safety within the Flint is directly linked to creating increased revenue. Securing a future water source which creates economies of scale and job growth for Flint can provide new revenues. Creating new revenue streams will assist in hiring more public service workers (police, street, blight departments) who provide necessary public service. New revenue streams would enhance wage rates for workers. This is a positive step in moving Flint forward.
I believe Flint is positioned to grow economically. Presently there is business expansion happening in certain areas of Flint. I would propose doing a feasibility study to find out what business opportunities would survive and thrive in Flint. Secondly, I would approach investors who may be interested in a feasible business plan and who may be willing to invest in a business. I would advocate/encourage Flint executive and legislative branches of government to consider developing partnerships with the local colleges and universities to assist with the development of any proposed business expansion.

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