My Top 3 Priorities
Too many of our residents are struggling to bridge the gap between the economy they experience every day and the booming economy we hear about on TV. Lauderhill’s unemployment is more than three times the national rate. We need to support our local small businesses and give them greater access to capital so they can grow and create more jobs in our neighborhoods.
We can’t be satisfied any more saying education is the responsibility of the country or the state. Less than ¼ of Lauderhill students graduate on time. Fewer than 1 in 10 third-graders reading at grade level. These are our children. This is our responsibility. We need bold new ideas on how to improve education in our city.
Healthcare and Wellness
No one should lack access to healthy, nutritious food. No one should lack access to safe and well-maintained parks and recreation areas. As much as we need to feel physically and economically secure in our city, we also need to feel pride in it. Green spaces are vital to the physical and mental health of a community. We need to ensure that every resident can enjoy, benefit from, and take pride in their city’s natural beauty.