I have no “secret” long-range plan for the development of Chicago and will discuss my views and hopes for Chicago during this campaign and will develop a long-range plan for Chicago will
maximum input from Chicagoans if elected.
I plan to focus on neighborhood development through investing in Chicago’s infrastructure, such as improving transportation and welcoming more green technologies to our city.
I believe that just as nation's cities make a country economically viable and competetive, a city's communities-not just downtown- play a central role as well. My long-range plan is to engage
residents in a process of building specific and sustainable economic development plans community-by-community to develop diverse economic strategies to move the whole city forward. I will work with residents to identify challenges opportunities to develop around community assets like existing businesses, transportation, and public buildings to anchor the strategic development of economic activity. This will include food and grocery stores targeted in food deserts, retail in areas of high drainage, and affordable housing where its most needed.
A high quality of life is the economic engine of a 21st Century city. It prepares the next generation of residents for leadership and attracts the next wave of innovation and enterprise. My plan for
Chicago is to grow neighborhoods of choice that provide a strong foundation for the future in every part of the city. To do this, we will strategically use our limited resources to inspire the private sector to invest its capital and private citizens to invest their family’s lives and resources. We will foster confidence in the city by taking care of the basics by delivering consistent and high quality public services and providing transparent and predictable decision-making that gives everyone a seat at the table. We will lead by example, making environmentally sustainable investment decisions in our public infrastructure and socially equitable investment decisions in our public institutions. We will invest
our resources with a common purpose, working collaboratively with our sister agencies to ensure that new neighborhood development is woven into the fabric of people’s daily needs. We
participate in new projects asking the question – does this build community? We will recognize the best in all of us by problem-solving with the private and nonprofit sector and building capacity
through our local institutions. We will plan strategically - as a business does – setting long term goals with short term measurable results.
Restore Housing to replace the vacant lots that were created through Daley's program which enabled the city to Fast Track Housing Demolition. Greater Neighborhood Economic Development. A Proliferation of cleaner, greener, more energy efficient and technologically advanced Manufacturing Plants.
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