I do not support abolishing police, but I do support the proposed charter amendment to create a new Department of Public Safety, as well as the Safety for All budget plan that would reallocate some police funding towards mental health teams and other programming.
The most effective way to alleviate traffic, reduce the need for on street parking, and improve local air quality is to focus our transit resources on busses and bikes. More specifically, Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) lines and greater access to protected bike lanes for commuting.
The most effective way to get more affordable housing is to allow for more housing (period). The city’s restrictive building codes has reduced affordability and created barriers to improvement. Additionally, I support reasonable proposals for “aging in place” plans.