Providing a quality education for our children is one of our responsibilities in order to prepare them to become critical thinkers, problem solvers, and productive citizens. Additionally, we should strive to provide our residents with opportunities for continued education and skill development. The ability to adapt to workplace changes and technological innovation will allow them to be more productive in the future.
Environmental Justice & Sustainability
As a council member, Salim will be able to ensure that environmental justice and sustainability remain a priority for his administration. Although climate change impacts everyone, Ward 8 families are disproportionately affected. Infrastructure, housing, schools, public transportation, and workplaces must be made healthier and more sustainable.
Public safety is one of the major responsibilities of our government. We must address the issue of violence immediately, as residents are concerned and are demanding accountability. As part of Salim's commitment, he advocates for approaches that reduce harm, including initiatives related to public health. The provision of adequate resources and infrastructure is essential to the safety of communities. In order to address systemic inequality, we can support under-resourced communities, improve safety, and remain fiscally prudent.
Housing is a fundamental human right. By implementing tools such as community land trusts, I will work to build housing policies that build equity. I will advocate for more tenant associations, repairs to public housing, and the expansion of emergency rental assistance.