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JULIE'S PRIORITIES

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I believe “going back to the basics” will help solve some of the issues in Montgomery. Just like in the classroom, basic rules and procedures can go a long way as the city moves forward. No doubt reading and math are essential to every learner. In the same way, it is essential that Montgomery has a handle on public safety and crime issues, a strategy to reduce panhandling, and a means of ensuring Montgomery focuses on making the city clean and inviting throughout all districts.

 

Public Safety and Crime Prevention

I believe Montgomery’s number one concern is the safety and wellbeing of its citizens. No matter what district, all citizens not only have the right to feel safe, but need to feel safe. Senseless crime and gunfire must be kept under control in Montgomery and as your next City Councilor, I will work to ensure our communities are safe.

 

RECRUITMENT & TRAINING FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT

  • I plan to work hand-in-hand with our law enforcement to secure adequate funding for training, recruitment efforts, increased dispatch callers, and competitive salaries so MPD can operate efficiently and hire adequately. In order for our city and district to be safe, we must maintain a strong police force.

 

Panhandling

Montgomery has a panhandling crisis that puts so many of our residents in danger as they travel on the roadways. Removing panhandling will be a top priority of mine as it poses a safety risk. It is imperative that we continue to build and strengthen our private partnerships to provide resources, help locate employment, and get people off of the streets.

 

REMOVING PANHANDLING

  • This year, our state legislators will introduce legislation specifically targeting panhandling and making it illegal. I will take this legislation and work with City Council, our local legislative delegation, and County Commission to introduce this policy at a city-level.

 

Economic Development

District 2 is a vibrant community with incredible small businesses and residents. At the same time, there are a lot of opportunities for more businesses to come in whether it be retail, restaurants, or professional services. It doesn’t matter if you dream of owning a small business or developing a multi-million dollar business, I stand ready to do my part to assist the business owner.

 

ENCOURAGING MORE RETAIL & RESTAURANTS IN DISTRICT 2

 

PROVIDING ECONOMIC INCENTIVES TO ATTRACT NEW BUSINESSES

 

COLLABORATING WITH THE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

 

SUPPORTING AND IMPROVING INFRASTRUCTURE NEEDS

  • Whether it is repaving streets, adding sidewalks, mowing the grass at Lagoon Park, or painting a local community center, city maintenance plays a vital role in helping residential and commercial areas thrive.

 

OPEN COMMUNICATION & SWIFT ACTION

 

City Maintenance and Care

As the capital city and the home of the Civil Rights Movement, tourism is increasing in Montgomery. Every day, tourists visit our city that is graced with rich history, a beautiful riverfront, and exciting entertainment venues and eating establishments. Travel brings revenue, and a visitor’s first impression of the city is often our interstate entrances and exits. We need to get back to the basics and “Just Clean Up!”

 

CONTINUE TO INVEST IN MORE GREEN SPACES AND RECREATION

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