Ward 4 Issues
My husband and I have called Ward 4 home for over six years. We joined a neighborhood of people of many races, ages, beliefs, and income levels. Like the community itself, the needs of our ward and all of Urbana are not uniform.
The City of Urbana faces many critical challenges. This election will determine the composition of City Council members who will draft and approve the City's next strategic plan.
If elected to be the representative for Ward 4 on the Urbana City Council, I will focus on the following policy priorities:
We are living through unprecedented times. COVID-19 has had a profound, negative impact on individuals, families, and businesses in a our community. The pandemic has also revealed underlying inequalities that have compounded its impact on communities of color, working mothers, and those with income and food insecurity.
If elected, I would be honored to serve Ward 4 as we work to heal, grow, and build a better future for all members of our community. Urbana's city government needs to support individuals and local businesses that have been impacted by the coronavirus pandemic to ensure a healthy future for our community. I will work to ensure that efforts to recover from the Covid-19 pandemic are fully funded, sustainable, and targeted to those communities that have been disproportionately effected.
Strengthen Social Support Services:
We need to address the gaps in services that contribute to members of our community experiencing homelessness, food insecurity, and other challenges.
Infrastructure Improvement and Repair:
Infrastructure in Ward 4 is in need of significant improvements and repairs. We need to ensure all residents can safely navigate our city by foot, bike, bus, or car.
Significant changes to policing are happening at the state level and Urbana is poised to become a leader. Racial justice efforts also need to expand beyond policing to address other aspects of racial inequality