Building a Safe, Family-Friendly & Inclusive Community

We can build a safe, family-friendly & inclusive community by creating a strong sense of belonging through programs connected to the city that empower our youth & residents

  • Public Safety and Crime Prevention
    • Address systemic problems that lead to crime by implementing cost-effective programs that target violence
    • Increase access to full-time wrap-around services for youth that address trauma, family crisis, emotional support, and mental health
    • Work with community partners to develop processes to ensure all communities, regardless of race, language or culture can access services without barriers
    • Provide counseling/restorative justice, jobs and other training opportunities for youth with low-level offenses and exiting detention

Developing a Vibrant and Sustainable Local Economy

We can develop a vibrant and sustainable local economy by focusing on diversifying economic development in our city that benefits our residents and community

  • Economic Development
    • Reach out to new businesses and companies that are compatible with the needs and vision of our city and can provide family-wage jobs to residents
    • Retaining our local graduates by enhancing career ladder programs within the city that partner with local businesses
    • Support the growth of locally-owned businesses and entrepreneurs

Providing Access to Quality Education for All Students from Cradle to Career

We can provide equitable access to quality education for all students from cradle to career and develop our students into educated citizens who are ready and able to give back to their communities by partnering with the school district to support all students

  • Access to Quality Education from Cradle to Career and Devel
    • Combine quality education with enrichment opportunities such as internship for students within the city, city-sponsored project-based learning within our various departments and commissions, and offering free, full-time early learning, elementary, and secondary programming
    • Partnering with local universities such as Highline College and UW-Tacoma to offer scholarships for students who give back to the community and intern/work within the city
    • Incentivizing trade, tech, and vocational schools to come to our city
    • Recruit and encourage our local talent to work within our city, run for office, and become active participants in the decision-making process

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