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 and I am focused on helping the city to navigate these challenges as we build a better future.
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.
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