As your councilman, I want to guide growth and development to benefit the community and not strain our infrastructure.
Our community is one of the most popular places to live in the region. While that is a good thing it has put a strain on our infrastructure and increased traffic. We need to focus on smart growth and development. If we continue on this path our infrastructure and traffic will only worsen.
With major projects like 526, Lowcountry Rapid Transit, and the ports projects we need to be proactive to preserve our community. We also need to work with non-profits and community organizations to address the issues of housing, homelessness, and crime. Otherwise, the quality of life in our community will suffer.
Small businesses are the lifeblood of our community. My goal on council would be to cut the red tape and reduce barriers so small and local businesses can thrive and create jobs in our community.
I want to create a dedicated Economic Development Department for North Charleston. This would provide support and resources for local businesses to open and create jobs in our community.
Public safety is a top concern for District 8. As your councilman, my goal is to address the root causes of crime and provide the resources for our communities to be a safe place to call home. By investing in crime prevention strategies, providing the resources needed by law enforcement, and working with nonprofits and community organizations we can improve public safety.
I will also work to fund community centers to help them purchase the technology that our youth need to provide them with the necessary developmental tools for a successful learning outcome.
Education gives people options, makes them marketable talent, and lessens their need to engage in criminal activity to provide for themselves.
As your councilman, I am deeply devoted to championing the cause of implementing dedicated bike lanes that span the entire expanse of our city. By strategically establishing well-defined cycling lanes, we not only have the power to significantly bolster the safety of all road users, but also foster a more sustainable and inclusive transportation system.
These dedicated bike lanes will serve as a vital link, providing a protected space exclusively for cyclists, free from the hazards of sharing the road with motor vehicles. This separation will minimize the risks associated with potential collisions, ensuring the well-being of both cyclists and motorists. Moreover, the presence of these lanes will encourage more people to adopt cycling as a viable mode of transportation, reducing traffic congestion and promoting a healthier, greener city.
Additionally, the implementation of dedicated bike lanes sends a clear message about our city's commitment to prioritizing alternative modes of transportation and promoting a culture of active living. By investing in infrastructure that supports cycling, we embrace a future where people of all ages and backgrounds can safely navigate our streets, fostering a sense of community and connectivity.