Do you support prioritization of land acquisition and capital improvements first to those neighborhoods which are underserved by existing facilities?

City Services

Yes. My long-range commitment is to transform Chicago into a City that works for everyone, beginning by prioritizing land acquisition and capital improvements in parks and greenspaces that prioritize neighborhoods that have the greatest need. Many of Chicago’s working class neighborhoods continue to confront a chronic shortage of park facilities, park programming and green space at the same time that they struggle with poor civic utilization of vacant land, brownfields and abandoned property. Parks and green space provide measurable positive benefits to the properties and people within their footprint, and we need to offer the development of these vital amenities particularly to neighborhoods in need equitably and fairly.