OUR PLAN

REVITALIZATION

This district needs revitalization and our people need representation. From roads and drainage to parks and community centers, we can beautify our city and service our constituency by:

Better Roads, Better Sewers, Better Reservoirs: Our Infrastructure Plan

  • We must implement Vision Zero: A multi-national road traffic safety project that looks to create a road system with no fatalities or serious injuries involving road traffic. We should implement in this city of Houston at once. Over 19 cities across America have already adopted the Vision Zero plan to help reduce traffic-sustained injuries. Over 600 hundred drivers die and over 2,000 of them sustain injury on our roads yearly. This makes Houston one of the deadliest places to drive in the country. We must make our roadways safer for pedestrians and motorists alike as well as making them more efficient.

  • I fully support a Third Reservoir to combat floods in the area. We need to protect our homes and cars from the constant flooding in this district and city-wide. Almost 50,000 homes were affected by flooding during Harvey, with half a million more vehicles being damaged as a result of flooding.  It is imperative to build more water-retention systems to compensate with the frequent flooding. It is important to install larger pipes to sustain more runoff from rain in order to keep our roads from flooding so that we can keep our drivers and residents safe.

  • Potholes are a constant nuisance in our roadway infrastructure. Yearly, many motorists within our city have to suffer the consequences of the poor condition of roads. As your next councilman, we will solve this issue and come up with strategies to make our roads stronger, durable, and safer.

  • Similar to potholes, walkways across the city are in terrible condition. Many handicapped residents, children, and other residents rely on walkways in the city and have to deal with missing concrete slabs, slabs that are disproportionate, fractured concrete on a daily basis. This condition of our walkways is unacceptable, it hinders the accessibility of residents on a daily basis and this must change.  We will make sure to have thorough assessments of all walkways in the city as well as our roads to make sure there is an accurate report of damages within the district to be repaired as quickly as possible.

  • Once we have the opportunity to repair walkways and roadways,  We will do our best to implement a rental bike system with an expansive bike stations for easy access and usage for this district. A rental bike system allows residents more transportation options to navigate the district and access to our businesses, homes, and parks. We must make it easier to get around in the city and make our city more connected.

Advocating for Green Space and efficient Public Transportation

  • Our Team completely support the MetroNext transport system. Nationwide, major cities have sprawling public transport systems, and Houston as one of the largest cities in America, has yet to develop an expansive rail and bus network. However, major cities public transportation systems are deteriorating and affecting the livelihood of Americans everywhere. Houston’s growth in the transportation sector at this time, is important to our growth in jobs and residents. development in the transportation sector as a city is excellent for directly providing access to jobs, food, and recreation. According to Metro Transit Authority, the network would create “a 460% increase in people served and a 120% job within one-half mile of high-capacity transit. With two proposed stops in our district, we will make sure that we expand our transportation network and that our transit centers district-wide are efficient, clean, and organized to make your ridership enjoyable and effortless.

  • Parks and Green spaces across the city need to be enhanced and maintained. So many of our parks lose public visitation due to the lack of upkeep by the city. Under our policies, a budget will be allocated to developing up-to-date parks with the most popular amenities provided and maintained constantly for our residents. Green spaces and parks have a positive impact on health, community, and the environment as well as enhancing the look and feel of our neighborhoods.

INTEGRATION

Programs in our community require an integration of the Public and Private sector to accomplish and this can be achieved by:

Supporting Small Business and Advocating for workers

  • Out Team will find a method of incentivize organizations that are able to increase wages quicker than the state-required minimum wage schedule and/or close gaps between their highest-paid employees and their lowest-paid employees so that everyone can be paid a LIVABLE wage not a MINIMUM wage.

  • Strengthen programs, subsidies and tax cuts to support workers experiencing poverty rather than giving tax breaks to the wealthy who should be putting in more to fund our systems and services rather than taxing the middle class and lower class residents who need their money for their basic needs and services.

  • The Complete Communities Initiative is a current program looking to provide safer roads, better schools, better retail markets, and safer neighborhoods as a vision of the Mayor’s “complete community.” Currently, execution on this initiative has been lackluster. With the needs of the community at heart, and business management expertise in mind,  we will work hard to ensure the execution and completion of this initiative for neighborhoods in our district occur within my term.

Representing Tenants and Eliminating Housing Insecurity

  • As part owner of several rental properties in both residential and commercial real estate, we plan to see our tenants enjoy living in each unit without struggling. In order to improve relations between tenants and renters, we will seek to:

Prevent renters from becoming homeless due to sudden excessive rent increases

Provide tenants with legal tools and resources to protect them from being exploited or abused by profiteering extortionists who take advantage of minorities, families, women, and the elderly.

Incentivize managers and developers through strong economic policy to revitalizing their investment property’s exterior, structure, landscaping and buildings to be safer and with more attractive curb appeal.

  • Accelerate stabilization and integrative services for temporarily unhoused people by providing them with tools and direction to be housed.

  • Expand shelter, service, and work possibilities for residents in need of more support to stabilize their lives. This includes incentivizing community members, organizations, schools and businesses to support unhoused residents with basic supplies, resources, and knowledge to jumpstart residents to be housed, employed, and sustained.

SAFETY & SECURITY

Safety is our priority. Working with all law enforcement officials and community partners we can keep our District safe by:

Fighting for more funds towards local command stations.

  • Representing our police departments in City Hall is important to make sure funding is secured to keep our officers and our communities safe.

  • After meeting with several heads of local command stations, we have learned that many stations are understaffed, leaving officers stressed, distracted, and exhausted. We must do our best to man and supply stations to handle our day to day emergencies. Police Officers are essential in protecting the well-being of the society and protecting residents in life-threatening situations. We should make sure every officer is working within their capacity with full attention, compassion and focus and the best way to do so is providing them with the resources they need and funding to fully operate..

Closing down sexually oriented business

  • Develop ordinances that protects victims of human trafficking such as the 300,000 Texans and 79,000 youth enslaved in this horrible system that profits off of victim exploitation.

  • Direct local law enforcements efforts on pursuing consumers and producers of human trafficking while protecting the victims.

  • Work with and incentivize local businesses to be aware of signs of exploitation and to report characters of suspicion to the police.

Advocating for community-based policing and Opening up more HPD storefronts

  • It is my belief that more storefronts will allow for a better and localized relationship between residents and the HPD, providing them with easier and direct communication with the law enforcement agents within their neighborhoods.

  • Community-based policing initiatives will allow residents to feel more comfortable reporting incidents to the police and therefore make the community safer.

  • Our Team will be active in analyzing the community and law enforcement relations to ensure that residents feel safe and trust the law enforcement teams around them.

  • We will do our best to make sure that neither citizens nor officers feel threatened or unsafe, it is important that both parties feel safe, trust one another and work hard to steer our community to growth and positivity.

EDUCATION

Supporting the next generation of youth is such an important part of my platform and as the next City Councilman for District J I will fight for each and every student and teacher in our District. I thoroughly support:

After school programs and collaborative Partnerships with HISD, Alief ISD and other Schools

  • HISD should remain independent and protected from any takeovers by the state or by charter systems. As a council member. I will aim to protect all students and their right to education in a strong and vibrant school district with proportional class sizes, up-to-date textbooks, and passionate teachers earning a livable wage.

  • Our students suffer from socio-economic pressures daily, causing undue hardship onto them leading to poor performance in academics. We must take action and care for our children and show our support. So many students suffer from mental hardship and it is important for them to know that they cared for and protected. That is why  we will do our best to lead initiatives in implementing Mental Health and Suicide Prevention departments in every school. So that students can speak to a licensed professional to get free, safe, and reliable access to mental help. Providing this resource to students can allow them to efficiently balance their mental health as well as academics.

  • Alongside our goals to provide students with access to mental health professionals, we want students to be provided a safe space in their own schools, making schools more compassionate to the hardships of students. That is why , we would like to create Wellness Centers within our schools. Wellness Centers will provide comfortable, relaxed, and quiet rooms within schools where it is easy to speak to a mental health professional or just to recuperate. This would allow students opportunities to cope with anxiety, depression, lack of focus, anger, and any other feelings that would impede their school work or social connectivity.

  • I am an avid art lover, especially the art that surrounds our great city. Our city is filled with talented youth who seek the opportunity to express their art skills. That is why we would like to create an approach that empowers students to be able to host their art in the District and at City Hall as well as be able to participate in art projects city-wide and district-wide so that their pictures can speak a thousand words.

  • In order to grow, students need stimulation. Studies show that when schools are proactive in addressing bullying, mental health, and creating activities that are engaging for students, it provides the school with better academic progress. Creating after-school activities and organizations that keep students engaged involved in a productive task provides them with stimulation, keeps them productive, and provides them with experience and skills. This would help the schools in our district to have better performance in academics, better attendance in classrooms, and more accomplished students that we can all be proud of.

Creating an expansive Internship program with City Hall and a Subcommittee of Education made up of parents, teachers, and students in the area

  • We will work to construct and organize an inclusive Subcommittee of Education that comprises of parents, teachers, and students to provide a channel of voice for an array of concerns from all stakeholders. Empowering all those involved in the education of our youth on both sides enables our district to collaborate with the entire community and provide viable solutions that can be agreed upon by students and adults alike.

  • It is important to lead the youth on paths of leadership and provide them with resources to become the next leaders of our City. We want to make City Hall more accessible to the youth and provide them with more internships and opportunities to gain insight and empowerment as future leaders.

  • It is our dream for the district to integrate public service and local businesses to collaborate together extensively in the vitalization of our district. Encouraging local businesses to provide internships for the youth can be very beneficial to community and business relations. This will allow businesses to connect with residents by allowing the youth to intern for a short duration. We will also work to encourage businesses to hire local youth that have participated in the internship program for more permanent positions to maintain active business-community relations.

REVITALIZATION

This district needs revitalization and our people need representation. From roads and drainage to parks and community centers, we can beautify our city and service our constituency by:

Better Roads, Better Sewers, Better Reservoirs: Our Infrastructure Plan

  • We must implement Vision Zero: A multi-national road traffic safety project that looks to create a road system with no fatalities or serious injuries involving road traffic. We should implement in this city of Houston at once. Over 19 cities across America have already adopted the Vision Zero plan to help reduce traffic-sustained injuries. Over 600 hundred drivers die and over 2,000 of them sustain injury on our roads yearly. This makes Houston one of the deadliest places to drive in the country. We must make our roadways safer for pedestrians and motorists alike as well as making them more efficient.

  • I fully support a Third Reservoir to combat floods in the area. We need to protect our homes and cars from the constant flooding in this district and city-wide. Almost 50,000 homes were affected by flooding during Harvey, with half a million more vehicles being damaged as a result of flooding.  It is imperative to build more water-retention systems to compensate with the frequent flooding. It is important to install larger pipes to sustain more runoff from rain in order to keep our roads from flooding so that we can keep our drivers and residents safe.

  • Potholes are a constant nuisance in our roadway infrastructure. Yearly, many motorists within our city have to suffer the consequences of the poor condition of roads. As your next councilman, let me solve this issue and come up with strategies to make our roads stronger, durable, and safer.

  • Similar to potholes, walkways across the city are in terrible condition. Many handicapped residents, children, and other residents rely on walkways in the city and have to deal with missing concrete slabs, slabs that are disproportionate, fractured concrete on a daily basis. This condition of our walkways is unacceptable, it hinders the accessibility of residents on a daily basis and this must change. I will make sure to have thorough assessments of all walkways in the city as well as our roads to make sure there is an accurate report of damages within the district to be repaired as quickly as possible.

  • Once we have the opportunity to repair walkways and roadways, I will do my best to implement a rental bike system with an expansive bike stations for easy access and usage for this district. A rental bike system allows residents more transportation options to navigate the district and access to our businesses, homes, and parks. We must make it easier to get around in the city and make our city more connected and I will do my best to connect our city and make travel easier and greener!

Advocating for Green Space and efficient Public Transportation

  • I completely support the MetroNext transport system. Nationwide, major cities have sprawling public transport systems, and Houston as one of the largest cities in America, has yet to develop an expansive rail and bus network. However, major cities public transportation systems are deteriorating and affecting the livelihood of Americans everywhere. Houston’s growth in the transportation sector at this time, is important to our growth in jobs and residents. development in the transportation sector as a city is excellent for directly providing access to jobs, food, and recreation. According to Metro Transit Authority, the network would create “a 460% increase in people served and a 120% job within one-half mile of high-capacity transit. With two proposed stops in our district, I will make sure that we expand our transportation network and that our transit centers district-wide are efficient, clean, and organized to make your ridership enjoyable and effortless.

  • Parks and Green spaces across the city need to be enhanced and maintained. So many of our parks lose public visitation due to the lack of upkeep by the city. Under our policies, a budget will be allocated to developing up-to-date parks with the most popular amenities provided and maintained constantly for our residents. Green spaces and parks have a positive impact on health, community, and the environment as well as enhancing the look and feel of our neighborhoods.

INTEGRATION

Programs in our community require an integration of the Public and Private sector to accomplish and this can be achieved by:

Supporting Small Business and Advocating for workers

  • I am willing to find a method of incentivize organizations that are able to increase wages quicker than the state-required minimum wage schedule and/or close gaps between their highest-paid employees and their lowest-paid employees so that everyone can be paid a LIVABLE wage not a MINIMUM wage.

  • Strengthen programs, subsidies and tax cuts to support workers experiencing poverty rather than giving tax breaks to the wealthy who should be putting in more to fund our systems and services rather than taxing the middle class and lower class residents who need their money for their basic needs and services.

  • The Complete Communities Initiative is a current program looking to provide safer roads, better schools, better retail markets, and safer neighborhoods as a vision of the Mayor’s “complete community.” Currently, execution on this initiative has been lackluster. With the needs of the community at heart, and business management expertise in mind, I will work hard to ensure the execution and completion of this initiative for neighborhoods in our district occur within my term.

Representing Tenants and Eliminating Housing Insecurity

  • As an owner of several apartments, I want to see my tenants enjoy living in my units without struggling. In order to improve relations between tenants and renters, I will seek to:

Prevent renters from becoming homeless due to sudden excessive rent increases

Provide tenants with legal tools and resources to protect them from being exploited or abused by profiteering extortionists who take advantage of families, women, and the elderly.

Incentivize managers and developers through strong economic policy to revitalize the exteriors of their properties and buildings to be safer and more attractive.

  • Accelerate stabilization and integrative services for temporarily unhoused people by providing them with tools and direction to be housed.

  • I would like to expand shelter, service, and work possibilities for residents in need of more support to stabilize their lives. This includes incentivizing community members, organizations, schools and businesses to support unhoused residents with basic supplies, resources, and knowledge to jumpstart residents to be housed, employed, and sustained.

SAFETY & SECURITY

Safety is our priority. Working with all law enforcement officials and community partners we can keep our District safe by:

Fighting for more funds towards local command stations.

  • Representing our police departments in City Hall is important to make sure funding is secured to keep our officers and our communities safe.

  • After meeting with several heads of local command stations, I have learned that many stations are understaffed, leaving officers stressed, distracted, and exhausted. We must do our best to man and supply stations to handle our day to day emergencies. Police Officers are essentially in protecting the well-being of the society and protecting residents in life-threatening situations. We should make sure every officer is working within their capacity with full attention, compassion and focus and the best way to do so is providing them with the resources they need.

Closing down sexually oriented business

  • Develop ordinances that protects victims of human trafficking such as the 300,000 Texans and 79,000 youth enslaved in this horrible system that profits off of victim exploitation.

  • Direct local law enforcements efforts on pursuing consumers and producers of human trafficking while protecting the victims.

  • Work with and incentivize local businesses to be aware of signs of exploitation and to report characters of suspicion to the police.

Advocating for community-based policing and Opening up more HPD storefronts

  • It is my belief that more storefronts will allow for a better and localized relationship between residents and the HPD, providing them with easier and direct communication with the law enforcement agents within their neighborhoods.

  • Community-based policing initiatives will allow residents to feel more comfortable reporting incidents to the police and therefore make the community safer.

  • As a council-member I will be active in analyzing the community and law enforcement relations to ensure that residents feel safe and trust the law enforcement teams around them.

  • I will do my best as a council member to make sure that neither citizens nor officers feel threatened or unsafe, it is important that both parties feel safe, trust one another and work hard to steer our community to growth and positivity.

EDUCATION

Supporting the next generation of youth is such an important part of my platform and as the next City Councilman for District J I will fight for each and every student and teacher in our District. I thoroughly support:

After school programs and collaborative Partnerships with HISD and Alief ISD

  • HISD should remain independent and protected from any takeovers by the state or by charter systems. As a council member I will aim to protect all students and their right to education in a strong and vibrant school district with proportional class sizes, up-to-date textbooks, and passionate teachers earning a livable wage.

  • Our students suffer from socio-economic pressures daily, causing undue hardship onto them leading to poor performance in academics. We must take action and care for our children and show our support. So many students suffer from mental hardship and it is important for them to know that they cared for and protected. That is why I will do my best to lead initiatives in implementing Mental Health and Suicide Prevention departments in every school. So that students can speak to a licensed professional to get free, safe, and reliable access to mental help. Providing this resource to students can allow them to efficiently balance their mental health as well as academics.

  • Alongside my goals to provide students with access to mental health professionals, I want students to be provided a safe space in their own schools, making schools more compassionate to the hardships of students. That is why I would like to create Wellness Centers within our schools. Wellness Centers would provide comfortable, relaxed, and quiet rooms within schools where it is easy to speak to a mental health professional or just to recuperate. This would allow students opportunities to cope with anxiety, depression, lack of focus, anger, and any other feelings that would impede their school work or social connectivity.

  • I am an avid art lover, especially the art that surrounds our great city. Our city is filled with talented youth who seek the opportunity to express their art skills. That is why I would like to create an approach that empowers students to be able to host their art at City Hall as well as be able to participate in art projects city-wide and district-wide so that their pictures can speak a thousand words.

  • In order to grow, students need stimulation. Studies show that when schools are proactive in addressing bullying, mental health, and creating activities that are engaging for students, it provides the school with better academic progress. Creating after-school activities and organizations that keep students engaged involved in a productive task provides them with stimulation, keeps them productive, and provides them with experience and skill. This would help the schools in our district to have better performance in academics, better attendance in classrooms, and more accomplished students that we can all be proud of.

Creating an expansive Internship program with City Hall and a Subcommittee of Education made up of parents, teachers, and students in the area

  • I will work to construct and organize an inclusive Subcommittee of Education that comprises of parents, teachers, and students to provide a channel of voice for an array of concerns from all stakeholders. Empowering all those involved in the education of our youth on both sides enables our district to collaborate with the entire community and provide viable solutions that can be agreed upon by students and adults alike.

  • It is important to lead the youth on paths of leadership and provide them with resources to become the next leaders of our city. I want to make City Hall more accessible to the youth and provide them with more internships and opportunities to gain insight and empowerment as future leaders.

  • It is my dream for the district to integrate public service and local businesses to collaborate together extensively in the vitalization of our district. Encouraging local businesses to provide internships for the youth can be very beneficial to community and business relations. This will allow businesses to connect with residents by allowing the youth to intern for a short duration. We will also work to encourage businesses to hire local youth that have participated in the internship program for more permanent positions to maintain active business-community relations.

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