ON THE ISSUES
ON THE ISSUES
Our Youth–Our Next Generation of Leaders
I believe our next generation of leaders deserve every opportunity to be successful, no matter their zip code. Youth previously had opportunities for employment, classes to learn life skills, such as how to create and keep a budget, and social gatherings hosted by MicroCity Government and Park and Recreations.
I would like to see more programs offered similar to what MicroCity Government and Park and Recreations once offered. I would also like our parks to be more accessible. We need to keep our children engaged in positive and safe activities.
It is a fact that the population has increased over the last several decades. Unfortunately with the growth in population, many Lexingtonians are unable to afford to purchase homes or rent. Essentially, Lexington is becoming too expensive, even for lifelong residents of our fair city.
I believe it is imperative that we evaluate current and future housing costs.
Roadways, Walkways, and Parking Accessibility
Many residents of the 6th District have expressed deep concern of the lack of sidewalks and traffic on Liberty Road and a general neglect of the roadways in several 6th District neighborhoods.
We must also ensure our walkways and parking areas are accessible to our fellow Lexingtonians with disabilities.
I believe it is necessary we feel safe in our neighborhoods from harm or theft. Many residents of the 6th District have expressed anxiety regarding the increase of tent communities, drug activities, and thefts in our neighborhoods and businesses in our district.
I believe in order to improve, we must work together with organizations, the Lexington Police Department, and other agencies within LFUCG.