Education. Housing. Mobility. Working together with the School Board, we must discuss how we can fund our educational needs - from teachers, para-professionals, custodians, and bus drivers, to textbooks, facilities and other resources needed to provide for our children's education. As a City we have chronically under-funded our schools, and we need to make reparations to address that failure. Together we need to identify incentives and opportunities to provide housing options and density, such as along our urban corridors, to provide for more diversity and options. Finally, we've identified a lot of our infrastructure needs through multiple studies and master plans, including sidewalks, greenways, bike lanes and transit. They need steady and significant investments in order to make a real impact.
None of the above items are new, nor can they be accomplished alone. Instead, these are larger issues impacting all of our communities and together they have real impact.