2nd response for "top two issues facing this office":
Maintaining a strong and viable presence within the district is absolutely critical to ensuring that both underserved and impoverished sections of the community are prioritized. Upon election to office, I intend to conduct a district-wide environmental assessment and survey.
My plans to involve citizens include the establish of a municipal minority affairs caucus, LGBT caucus, women's caucus, to name a few, and nominations of district residents to various city boards, commissions, and special committees. Additional strategies for citizen engagement include monthly district (and community) forums, district-wide electronic bulletins, and monthly "Meet Your Councilman" days, with tours of Memphis City Hall. I also intend to bolster citizen input by strengthening the role and scope of various boards and committees, such as the Citizens Law Enforcement Review Board (CLERB), Parks and Recreations, and Environmental Committee